I'm making progress on the pieces for the Spring show and I thought it may be of interest to show how I go about developing a series, one of my favourite things, actually. There are generally three stages/criteria that virtually all my series have in common. Subject matter. Theme and visuals. Size. Yep. It matters! Look and Feel. Unifying palette and markmaking. Subject Matter Almost always there are words that kick things off.  For this current series, the show theme is 'Memory'. I wrote about this paragraph in  my last post : "He hated confronting those lost moments, being presented with some detail from his past and having to look on it like a stranger. It made his life feel like a made-up thing. A net full of holes." Which got me thinking about the reliability of our memories, the lives we construct and alternate realities. Right on the heels of a paragraph or phrase are the visuals, which often show up as if they had been connected all along or something. ...