And so another year is past…and although it was a reasonably busy one I’ve always the feeling I could have done more. I’ve have liked to won the opportunity to make the table top works I proposed for a local museum competition for one thing – I was taken with the idea of stripping down the imagery of the viruses in Epidemic! with imagery taken from bacterial cultures…like Salmonella (above)…they would have been different and I suspect more challenging pictures to make but fun nonetheless. The project called for work to sit inside glass table tops and I thought to jolly to put salmonella right under patron’s noses. But later this year our merry band of creatives at Harrington Mill are taking over the local hospital art programme so maybe I can take a shot at the idea then!
I am happy with the work that will be titled Full Metal Jacket that I’m being invited to put into a show in Cardiff in February (I think)…that calls for paintings that draw inspiration from other cultural contexts. These pictures are as always with me pretty resolutely non-figurative but do take the work of Vietnam War reportage photographers as a starting point.
Those are but two things I know are on the horizon but other than that it’s pretty much a blank canvas, both literally and metaphorically. Good – it’s fun when you really don’t know how it will pan out…I’m looking forward to it with some relish which is how it should be.