Here they are, the things I saw in my studio out of which I composed the painting Frames of Reference.
Whether based on life
or imagination, artists are always composing,
assembling, organising selected fragments
into something more than the sum of their
parts. Not only artists - isn't everyone
engaged in the same task, within the composition-factory
that is the mind? Our memories, opinions,
beliefs, the story of our lives - isn't all
this a carefully constructed composition
that we create and re-arrange daily, a work-in-progress?
How about this for
Identify a number of
things which you consider to be most significant
in shaping your life, your self. Give
them each a visual form - could be symbols,
photos, cut-outs, whatever - doesn't have
to be literal. Assemble these fragments into
a composition of some kind. Publish it to
your blog. Discuss!