I have commenced another drawing (number 3) in my Salamanca Landscape series. This collection of drawings is based on interpretations of rocks set in concrete at the Port of Hobart. This mightn’t sound romantic or of high academic merit, but I can assure you that I’m finding this work stimulating and quite exciting (am I mad, or what!).
Why draw such work for a conservative market?
Lately I have been getting increasingly fed up with the traditional, safe market that I work in. Next year I am moving to Cairns in Far North Queensland for at least 12 months. The market there is even more conservative than the Tasmanian scene! Why bother with abstract work?
The older I get, the more I am determined to do what is truly me, and I refuse to be driven (or seduced) by market forces and trends.
I have little chance of finding a market for this type of work, but I love doing it. Isn’t that what art is really about?