Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I have just read in the newspaper that an exhibition of Giacometti sculpture is coming to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.
I first saw a Giacometti sculpture of a walking man years ago when an exhibition of works from the Guggenhiem came to Sydney. It is one of the art experiences I really remember. This sculpture was so dynamic. The thin man striding purposefully or desperately his energy was just bursting out of him. I thought this work captured the essence of movement and all its contradictions, escape, freedom, leaving , running towards.
We have to travel a long way in Australia to see original art. In my practice this has been a really important use of time and money. Seeing art in the flesh has a certain inexplicable power that is not available in images.
Today I am back in the studio for the first time since Sydney. Balancing motherhood and artistic output can be a very frustrating task- like trying to sleep under a blanket that is way too small! Having said that motherhood is also very inspiring. The work of Janis Mars Wunderlich captures this perfectly
. ..... and its a lot of fun!