Monday, 21 February 2011


i was in new york in november 2010 and surprisingly i didn't get any huge hits of inspiriation like the year before, but i did see the show 'on line' at moma and was pretty blown away by this work by Julie Mehretu. inspiring, beautifully handled, a joy to see in the flesh, difficult to establish how it was created ie the ground. layered with silicon and white paint,  delicate and absolutely amazing. i find myself very drawn to movement and pushing things to the point of collapse, seeing her work in such delicacy was amazing it made me feel so ghetto, lax and sloppy in comparison. there is much skill in craftsmanship yet to be learnt. the year 2011 will be more about craftsmanship and patience while trying to hold onto the energy and looseness of line.

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