Em fascina la relació entre els imponents i senyorials edifics de l'Eixample amb les #Falles que allà es planten. A més de les obres que podem gaudir a Ciutat Vella, per a mi aquella zona és on més llueixen els treballs efímers emmarcats en fantàstics exemples de l'arquitectura modernista de #València . Eixe binomi ens regala a la vista instantànies de gran bellesa visual que difícilment escapen a la vista d'aquelles i aquells que ens encanta perdre'ns pels carrers del Cap i Casal
I am sometimes so focused on making everything I create look as good as I possibly can that I overlook the importance of play time. So today I allowed myself a couple of hours of good ol' muck around. We were recently given an extra flower bed to look after, which we were over the moon about until we discovered that it consisted of nothing more than thick, sticky, heavy clay. It took us all of Sunday afternoon to dig out the clay and replace it with a mixture of manure and sand - meaning we now have rather a lot of clay to use up. But that is how 'Ben' the owl was born. Without any references to make sure he was 'right', I set to work outside with just my imagination. And you know what? It was bloody lovely. He might only last a short while (he's drying naturally in this nook in the barn, so I imagine he'll crack or get washed away in the rain) but his ephemeral existence has already taught me a few things: one being that worrying about perfection really doesn't do me any good. In the words of Kate Bush: "I think it's important that things are flawed...that's what makes a piece of art interesting sometimes - the bit that's wrong or the mistake you've made that's led onto an idea you wouldn't have had otherwise." So thanks Ben, you wise old owl, for reminding me about the importance of play.
'Rock Pool Bars' 2009
Been trying to hunt down some working backups of my early work after multiple hard disc failures. I have web versions but very little in high resolution. I'm dealing with it by not thinking about it too much!
I'm finding some though including quite a few I'd forgotten about. For a five year period I was really prolific, making something several times a week as well as having a full time job.
Now my full time job is being artist I don't have as much time to actually make stuff. Go figure! I think many imagine that artists get to be arty farty all the time! Not so. You have to be very entrepreneurial and wear multiple hats: sales person, Web designer, secretary, PR manager and so much more! But there are plans afoot. I have started to literally dream new designs again. The prolific period may see a return.
Now I just need the weather to comply.... #landart#naturalart#ephemeralart#richardshilling#life#nature#earthart#earthwork#heartwork#environmentalart#sustainableart#artinnature
RIP trees. Four big old melaleucas have given way to progress... sorry to see them go. Really pleased to leave this little message to say I remember you and I’ll miss you. A simple but powerful act, creation in a scene of destruction. Powerful for me because I get to express something that is hard to put into words. Sadness, outrage, resignation, acceptance. What’s done is done and there are greater forces at work here and a bigger picture than mine - and I can still make this statement - of protest and acceptance. . #1001mandalas#mandalarevolution#mandalalab#ephemeralart#lifeanddeath#wondereander#sunshinecoast