Lately I’ve been making a lot of artwork that takes a long time (embroideries? linoleum cuts of drawings of string? books? the giant woodcut that I haven’t started yet?). I like this kind of work because it provides a certain kind of depth and gravity to it; you can tell that it took a long time to make and this makes it feel more significant, no matter how physically small or how banal the subject matter. It becomes a property of the work as much as material and content.
That said, I also like to take Polaroids. The immediate gratification instant film provides is rewarding and it provides a balance to the more time-intensive work. Not only does it feels good to finish something, it will give more variety to the body of work as a whole. I’m thinking that I will put some of these in a little book, and frame the others to see which is more effective.
Hmm. I’m feeling verbose today. Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. xoxo