It’s just over 3 1/2 months since we left Tasmania for a ‘gap year’. Art-wise it has been a struggle at times, but I have produced some work and I’ve visited places that have given me plenty of ideas especially for my planned exhibition in Launceston in March 2012.
The problem is that I now have so many ideas for possible artworks that I’m not sure what to draw next! I have experienced ‘artist’s block’ before (who hasn’t), but this in a way is frustratingly similar.
On Sunday we returned from 4 days on the Atherton Tablelands and I was ready draw! But draw what? I was moved by our visit to the Cathedral Fig, the town of Herberton and the Little Millstream Falls. Here’s several possible drawings for a start!
I still have several drawings from our visit to Chillagoe waiting to be realised as well as several from the Daintree. Decisions, decisions!
I shall have to sit down and do some homework and devise a list of work in some sort of order.
I have several ideas from the Chillagoe area, one of which I should start soon, maybe after the current drawing of rocks at Cow Bay (Daintree) that I am working on. Some of the drawings I want to do are fairly large and this poses a problem when one is on the move, as we will be when we start travelling south in October.
Today’s images are some of the photos I took of the Cathedral Fig. You will notice that the images get simpler and more abstract as you work your way down. I was so taken by this ‘strangler fig’ that for the rest of the day I couldn’t stop thinking about how I would interpret it. There’s more than one drawing here!
This week and next I am featuring photos from my visit to the Atherton Tablelands on my photoblog: artklekosphotoblog.blogspot.com