Thursday, 25 November 2010

islands and survival.

There's something about living on an island, surviving internally, watching the horizon, feeling the weather, which has impacted almost indescribably on my creative practice. I think what I'm struggling to do is to understand and articulate this, both visually and also through words. One becomes aware of one's inner resources, strengths and weaknesses while presenting a brave face to all transient mainlanders.
 Through my research I want to reach out to other artists who survive on islands through their creativity, see what we have in common, if anything.
The image here is from Australia; prisoners were directed to cut a bathing pool from the rocks. The image says it all.

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