I've been playing around with different gestural movements and working through circular actions. The circle form always rears its head within my work and although some of the initial marks realized aesthetically work, I do feel that these are too 'forced' and the process has not been left to chance and unpredicted moments; there is too much of me and my input in the work. My main concern for this body of work is to facilitate and for the elements and materials to produce!
The images above do show how the fluidity of water and liquids determine aesthetical outcomes and the need to encourage the connection of materials through moisture and the elements presented when working within a hypaethral environment is the important factor.
I do find this repetitive process of application and degeneration depends so much on chance and the best marks that materialize are when the pieces are left to their own devices, with little interaction from myself. Minimal interaction from myself is, after all what I am trying to achieve.
It is very tempting to observe the changes and happenings within the works and to interfere with how the materials are connecting. So after initial application I am teaching myself to walk away and to just let things happen!
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