GATHERING IDEAS


I’m always on the lookout for ideas and the recent trip I had to Hobart (the capital of Tasmania) was another opportunity too good to miss. It’s really important to continually collect ideas for future artworks. I usually collect objects and take photos. Sometimes sketches are made. I always collect far more than I need, but it’s better to have too much choice than none at all.

It may appear that I often ‘jump’ from one topic to another, but that’s just me being myself. I get bored easily and I’m grateful for the times when I collect ‘stuff’, because it keeps my work fresh, different and (I hope) interesting.

The 4 photos published today are just a sample of what I took. Maybe I’ll use them one day, maybe not. The top photo will be used as reference material for a major drawing involving cigarette butts. My wife (Val) was quite horrified when I started photographing piles of butts at Hobart’s waterfront where we had gone to see the entrants on the 2010 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. But an artist has to do what an artist has to do!

Tomorrow: An update on my current drawing.

Richard

About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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