I made this piece of art over two years ago. I really like it and I’ve been pondering what to do with it since it came into being. Keep it? Sell it? Art drop it…?
I’ve decided to make it the third in a series of commemorative art drops in memory of Cate. To me it represents an acknowledgement of sadness, and of carrying on. I’ll hide it somewhere in the local area over the weekend.
Following the recent news about Cate, I’ve been making and thinking and thinking about making and making about thinking a lot. As a result of this immersion, joyful connections are revealing themselves to me, and I’ll write more about this soon.
For now though, I want to release another Guardian as a free art drop. This one was live painted at a recent story telling event, and it is titled ‘Angel’. It will be placed sometime over the weekend.
My friend Andy Copps recently invited me to take part in a storytelling event in London, called Stories of Hope and Courage. I was asked to provide some live art to accompany the stories as they unfolded, and there was some live music in the mix too. We gathered to be entertained, and to support Donate4Refugees, a small charity which provides essential shelter, warmth, food and other critical daily needs of refugees and migrants in Europe. You can find out more about them here. I sat at the back of the room, I listened, and began to draw.
In the run up to the event I decided to frame my work around the enso symbol, a hand drawn circle symbolising a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. Given I had not heard the stories beforehand, this felt like a useful way to begin each art work. As the stories unfolded, I made an enso and added symbols within each enso to reflect aspects of the tales as they drifted by me on the air. Most of the ideas worked, one or two did not, and ended up in the bin 🙂 After the event I photographed the art works. Here they are in close up, and mounted and framed.
These original A4 signed art works (unmounted and unframed) are available to purchase at a cost of £25 each plus £5P&P. £10 from each sale will go to Donate4Refugees along with the donations of £105 which were raised on the night. If you’d like to purchase one or more of these works, you can do so via my PayPal page. Thanks in advance for your support.