Strange days

When I initially started exploring the creatures pieces I was as mad as a fruit cake and to revisit it is pretty obviously in the same spirit. It isn’t as though I am suffering or in a bad way but simply channelling the insanity into something creative. That in itself is good and if it is creative it is constructive. The pieces lately have erotic undertones and that was something I thought about last year with a couple of graffiti works. It isn’t explicitly obvious but it is hinted at and is in the new works on paper. They could be insects or viruses. It is very open to interpretation. That is where I tend to go when I detach from graffiti letters or coded pieces. The problem is how they can be anything other than curiosities. That is where I have always been and I have outlined the issue in prior posts in regards to ‘open’ ideas. They are oddities that may or may not warrant attention and it is hard to make them attach to peoples understanding.

So much of what we entertain is prescribed and that is how we can understand so much of the world and art. Art is a place where people can connect, but how do you connect to the disconnected? Really all of the work are curiosities but the graffiti based works were beautiful and that was the connection. The creatures are just ugly, fleshy, strange pieces and I think that is why the feedback has been they are companion pieces rather than something particularly their own. Only one piece has sold and that looked more like a scientific illustration of a young star in formation. The new ones are just so tactile but they are colourful in most cases with one looking like a cross between a blue bottle and a jellyfish.

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