Collaboration continues at a comfortable pace. It's hard not to show images of everything we have created so far but some things need to be kept for reflection and reconsideration at a later date.
Here are just a few more teasers...
I would like to introduce my creative partner in this project - Jackie Kennedy. Jackie studied visual art at RMIT and has an impressive breadth of knowledge in many artistic mediums and processes (compared to my quite singular focus!) As mentioned earlier, it was her interest in printmaking, etching and linocutting that prompted me to suggest we work together.
What fermented the idea was Jackie's desire to explore figurative works with an underwater theme. When she alluded to a sense of wonder at movement through water I was captivated. As a creator of receptacles I am interested in containment and play between internal and external space. The scope of ideas to explore seems endless.
The marriage of image and form was a consideration from the outset and the more we make the more we understand what works. In response to Jackie's ability to capture movement in her figures I see the need create shapes with fluid lines and, in turn, the figures move with the curve of the form. It's an ongoing dialogue.
There is much to explore and resolve... shape, line, colour, surface... but it's hard not to like what has emerged from behind the kiln door already.