Art: What else to call it?
frames with prized pictures of the family just hung up in the next
available slot in the lounge – bless Nana's intentions. When I make
a piece for the wall those displays of photos are often in mind.
Why do we put art in the kitchen I wonder? Maybe for pure nostalgic
painting - I am not a painter as such and I use the term loosely
as I paint – long canvas / banners which are not like regular “canvas”.
framed works are loosely a combination of assemblage and collage
and may be a bit Kitsch at times.
else to call it?! School
photos, children's birthdays, weddings, work parties all hung with
pride, each chosen with regard to the content rather than how it
should look with everything else on the wall.
“paintings" are a bit Sarah Lee like, layer upon layer of meaning,
as I use word stencils, fabric paints, slabs and stripes of paint
that I “glue” down and the like. Once
started on a series I enjoy my style of" painting”.
on the wall: part
of the furniture; easy
to have, dependable, sociable, and always there as an ice breaker,
a welcome in. Those
are some of the reasons why I like to make art for the wall.