The lovely A.L posted these pictures on Facebook today. I LOVE THEM.
For me, these 3 images encapsulate EXACTLY what I hope for for FWMP and my work in general.
The FWMP's stuck randomly on the wall, where they can be seen everyday and enjoyed for a while by the family. The FWMP's are transitory ideas, really. Artwork in your post to be enjoyed for a month or two.
The colour photographs are two commissioned pieces A.L got me to make for her 4oth birthday. They were special for her to recieve, and very special for me to create. I put my heart into them. It is so special for me to see them decorated with garlands of flowers. I love it that my work has a life of its own after it has left me. And what a life this particular work has! It is LOVED and treated like it should be - like it is part of life, not some "important" object only to be seen from a distance and never touched.
I WANT my work to be felt and touched and scruffed up a little on occassion.
If you own something of mine, I dare you to do this with it! GO ON. It'll be like walking in the rain or jumping into mud. Something you're not supposed to do if you're a well-behaved adult but that feels SO bloody good.
I'M ALI, MATE. ALI ALL OVA.
What do you do when you've spent all day trying to work and you just can't get it right?.
STOP the WORK
and go smash the bag
GO MAKE OUT LIKE YOU"RE ALI.
Nothing like a getting a good sweat up to make the focussing happen.
My answer to life and the universe!