Tomorrow I’m off to New Art Gallery Walsall to start the installation of the ATS final exhibition. I’ll be posting some pictures of the work in progress, as well as the finished installation and exhibition on Thursday and Friday.
This month we are presenting our work in progress at the ATS interim exhibition from 21st – 28th January at The Art Yard in Cradley Heath. I have been going through a period of intense and prolific making – reading and exploring the ideas that are opened up to me, trying to figure out what it is I’m getting at, and also making work for a new round of Sketchbook Circle. My ATS preoccupations are definitely informing my Sketchbook Circle ideas, and vice versa.
Anyway, it has been suggested that I should stop making and start selecting in preparation for the upcoming exhibition; try to choose a few pieces which illustrate my thinking. So here’s (some of) what I’m thinking.
All things are engaged in writing their history…Not a foot steps into the snow, or along the ground, but prints in characters more or less lasting, a map of its march. The ground is all memoranda and signatures; and every object covered over with hints. In nature, this self-registration is incessant, and the narrative is the print of the seal.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1850)