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Art, a Seriously Funny Business

November 29, 2013

Rocking the gothic spider look

I’ve written a lot about art and life here over the past couple of years, it was born out of frustration, living the life of an artist with no outlet for what is an important part of the process. At the moment the process of art is more important than the outcome for me because the product is really just a static marker of where I am, at a given time. I needed a voice to break free from my isolation and find a place to expand my search with a renewed interest. The process has set me free in a really interesting way because there are no protocols to follow and I can explore life in words and pictures.

Hello Darkness

It has changed the way I see myself and opened up so many doors into a widening range of human experience, at times deeply unsettling and at others just so rewarding. I can’t think of anything more rewarding than a deep understanding of self in the context we find ourselves, the ability and need to access a greater level of truth in order to produce art with integrity.


The baggage that I’ve had to cast off and still am is substancial and though I will never achieve absolute artistic freedom, I feel I will get close to producing work that is relevant in a more substancial way. The art works stand as markers but also allow a feeling of security, because in the great uncertainty these are the statements that you hold on to and that give good reason for a slightly tortured life.


I don’t really know what I’m looking for but I think I will recognise it when I find it.

The funny thing is that life has forced me into taking this course of action as an artist, my circumstances never allowed me to make full use of my artistic abilities in a contrived way, always leaving doors open into a free approach. But it took thirty years of struggle and goading to eventually find the courage to stand up and be counted for all that I believe in as an artist. I make no great claims though, I play a very small role within the art world and I have no great ambition apart from making art beyond my dreams.


So after twentyfive years of silence I decided to share my thoughts to anyone that is interested, to me these thoughts are the building blocks of who I am and by exploring them fully I’m giving myself the courage to explore in an open and transparent manner. I’ve nothing to hide and much to gain by this approach, which I’m finding truly liberating. To think that after so many false dawns and disappointments, it can all lead to a really positive outcome is most reassuring.


For the moment Bridge-Style feels a little more serious, but some times you have to battle through hard times before you can afford to roll with a smile on your face.


Art, a seriously funny business 🙂

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