progress, work in

June 03, 2014


Not so long ago I was in a discussion about artistic criticism, whether it bothered me to have my work analyzed, critiqued, held up for display, and I replied that no, in fact, once a work was completed, I had very little attachment to it and if someone didn't like it or felt it was "less than" or otherwise criticized  it I was rather ambivalent.

I did ...and do... however say that I rarely, if ever, show my work in progress. And if I did/do, it was after the fact. Rather once the piece was completed only then would I post photos of the work in progress.

But.

I've been thoroughly enjoying Scott Rolfe's work evolve as he posts his assemblage pieces  while he constructs them. And I wonder, maybe, if there is more than meets the eye than simply feeling vulnerable in this construction phase. Perhaps by laying it all out here in "black and white" comes a clarity or focus to see things 'as they really are'. A sort of visual aid to where the stumbling blocks might be and how to overcome them. Maybe? Perhaps?!?

Here then, is Julie's Stuff in progress. Albeit a highly stylized version since I am  obviously not completely convinced that this process might work! If the visual confounds, ponder the Town Musicians of Bremen, Psalms IX-1, evolution plus achievement trophy and you might get the gist of where I'm headed. heh.

Your comments are welcome. But please be kind: there is an artist's ego involved! xo

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  1. I love watching how an artist works, and how things evolve over time. thanks for sharing. As a habitual stacker of plastic animals, I'm already drawn to what you're doing.

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    1. ack! your comment slipped through the cracks Karen. Thanks so much for your vote of confidence. It means a lot!!

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  2. Totally agree Scott. Sometimes the very act of blogging will help me over a stumbling block!

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