Katie sat at the breakfast table, creating a drawing of everyone's chosen cloth napkins, and pairing them with their corresponding glassware. When I laughed and asked her what she was doing, she calmly replied "I'm warming up with some low-stakes art."
Art for the sake of loosening up, practicing, keeping her hands busy.
No other stress or expectations for it.
Deliberate usage of common materials, perhaps non-archival i...
While at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Holland, I read a portion of a letter written in 1886 from Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. He confesses:
"You know, Jeannin has the peony and Quost has the hollyhock, but I am in a way the one who has the sunflower."
This triggered my concern about repeating images (or compositions, or processes for that matter). Is it OK for an artist to identify with a style and a specific aest...