At an event recently I was asked if I was making work about my experience of bowel cancer “or was I not that kind of artist”? I mumbled something very vague and said whatever I was going through would probably come out in the work anyway….
Hmm, not sure really what kind of artist I am. I keep rewriting statements and then also trying to work out where the making stuff sits and then think it is all making anyway and maybe the kind of artist I am doesn’t come from me but from the work and then I worry it is not all joined up and then I worry whether it matters anyway. So the recent short statement is “I am inspired by gardens, interested in exploring my English/Chinese heritage and I love working with paper”. Does that cover it?
Currently making Christmas cards…..and guess it fits with the above