Inspiration and process

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Another day, another daily sketch. A ritual that I hope to continue. I have been thinking a lot about the work I create and the work I used to create whilst at art college particularly in that first year, a foundation year where experimentation was encouraged and the process was as important, if not more important than the end result. This is something that I want to rediscover in my work today and for the future. I have a wee notion to go back into my art college portfolio just to see what forgotten images I might find.

My work was very different prior to my costume design degree, more abstract, more about place and a moment in time.

I discovered the work of Magali Rizzo yesterday and I cannot even put into words the way her images speak to me. There is a story, a sadness, a forgotten past. Although very different in the end art pieces, the inspiration reminds me of a costume project I designed in my last year of studies. I may dig out the research and costume renderings to revisit the themes. I have a feeling that going back may indeed help me to move forward.

I do not like to put images of other artists unless I have permission so I encourage you to read the interview with Magali here – it is a fascinating insight into the working process of an amazing artist. Her blog is here.

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One thought on “Inspiration and process

  1. great to see this new burst of creativity, hope to be following in your footsteps later this week, when I finally get some studio time, my poor beautiful neglected studio…..

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