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Arting Around!

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Words cut out of recycled gold paper from coffee packaging, hand turned wooden platter made by my Dad, home make banana bread, butter and cling film on wooden table.

Why should art be separated from our “normal” everyday life?

Thank you for looking.

Written by Marianne Slevin

28 August, 2009 at 10:05 pm

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Art! What’s that?

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As the 14th August edges closer and closer there seems to be more and more to do! I would like to be making more art but with each day bringing new things to do I feel like a paddling pooch trying to keep afloat on a very fast flowing river! It is a lovely river so that is alright. However when it comes to my art work I feel like there is a bit too much going on to really be in that space right now.

And now the Big Big Big Day has been, what shall I do? The Exhibition in The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon nicely sealed up the paintings that I have been working on over the past 18 months. It feels like that body of work may have come to a closure. Now I am drawn to making some other work, for a while at least. I will be cleaning out my studio, putting the lids back on the paint encrusted tubes of oil paint and trying to resurrect my brushes for the next time I want to make a journey in the strange and confounding medium of paint!

I am still not sure what that studio space or non studio space will be filled with, at the moment a big bay horse is having a go, but she will have to get into the creative spirit if she is to have all of that studio space! Such as modelling the “dream horse blankets” that I showed images of in an earlier post, for some video work and photographs. I am not sure that I will be bringing my camera with me while I ride her for a while yet, to take photographs of our shadow. Kate my last pony was very patient while took hundreds of photographs but Maya is very young and we will see how it goes!

Written by Marianne Slevin

27 August, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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