Locked in ice –
Cold sunlight on the
Through the trees.
Shafts of light on fallen leaves
brighten the cold.
I love doors and doorways… It is something of a current obsession of mine…So I have started a photo project looking at doors and doorways and gates 🙂
I am hoping to take it into other media too, I think doors and gates would lend themselves to lino cutting very well, they could be my first ventures into cyanotype printing…
So what is it about doorways I hear you asking…well, they are fascinating. Don’t you ever wonder what lies beyond a door? It is the door that finally completes the barrier you erect with the walls of your house, it is the door that allows you and other people to pass between your domain and the real world!
A closed door or an unexplored gateway is a mystery, it is the entrance to a potential new world! Who know what goes on behind it!
Is it true that to be an artist it is enough to say “i am an artist”?
I mean obviously you have to do some art too but how much and how good does it have to be to call yourself an artist?
This is a photo of a photo i took some time ago, but i have recently been playing with transfer printing images onto fabric using acrylic gel medium. i am in the process of incorporating these pictures in to other works that involve other fabric and paper and collage…
I am just about comfortable enough to call myself a photographer…but I have no background in art apart from an appreciation of it given to me by my mum. I have no training, no ability when it comes to drawing stuff that is supposed to look like something and no idea what i am doing.
I can create things…this much i am sure of, i have created things and made things all my life, but is this enough? as an engineer and scientist i find myself annoyingly pretentious if i say that i am an artist… especially if i add the words mixed media into the mix.
To say that i am an artist, in my eyes elevates me above the stage i am at…but someone once said that in order to become something you have to become it…or words to that effect,
in other words, don’t just try to be something, be it…
but is calling myself an artist, and doing artistic things enough?
How do i know if i am good enough?
Sorry if that seemed a little self indulgent…It was just something i was thinking about…any opinions out there would be welcome…