I am busy getting ready for the Art Market in Maidstone on 17 September. It is going to be a long day and I am not brilliant at early mornings so I am psyching myself up for the early start already!
I am going to try and be organised so on my list are, in random order:
- book for contact details of anyone interested in my work
- price list
- stuffy bags in case I sell anything
- interchangeable frames, also just in case
- the work itself
- money for breakfast and coffee to keep me awake
- work out how to use the izettle just in case
- business cards
- something to sit on when my knees pack up
I will have some enhanced prints and collages on paper. The collage pieces have been fun to do and are very much to do with play and bringing torn fragments together; a bit like painting with paper.
Fellow a-n blogger Claire Manning talks about collage being abusive: Collage is abusive – it breaks down its source materials into fragments and re-constructs them into something else, which is a really interesting way of thinking about it.
For me collage is a way of being completely in the present, being spontaneous, connecting disconnected pieces – like connecting up disparate parts of the self.