I love words. Their sound, rhythm, meaning. In these, my hand written artworks, I'm also interested in making meaning from the shape of the words, in how changing the shape and the relationship between the letters/words says how I feel just as much as the words themselves.
I've drawn quite a few versions of this one. It started life as a simple thought in my head while sitting in my bed looking out at the beautiful trees outside my window. Then I got all tricky with it and made a big long poem. I couldn't get it right for weeks. Then I left it alone and came back to it the other day. And realised my first thought was the best one. The shape of the words themselves saying how I feel and no need for all the rest of the words to make the point.
I drew the words for love into a wee booklet I was carrying around for my grocery shopping lists. A quick doodle while I was drinking a good latte. I like the rough-scribbled quality.
Back at the studio, I scanned the image and then reproduced it large [A2 at least]. In this way a private moment I scribbled down becomes large and public [when hung on the wall]. I love that public/private interplay.
I've done a few versions of this one.
It's called Under the cover of stars [for love] because if you look real close, you'll see in the background of this, the words, for love.
Words from my lover inspired this.
This is all the things I love about summer put down all together.