Sunday, October 17, 2010


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 an experiment: 

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! 



Dominic Rivron said...

Hm. You've got me wondering about a sonic version - a fragment of sound art... I'll have a think and see if it comes to anything...

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Dominic, absolutely! A sonic varsion would be fantastic. Keep me informed?