'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Silbury Harvest
© Sue Wookey

I've had a completely mad week re-painting all the mythical/symbol inspired paintings I do. I've been trying to source a printer and looking at them again I realised that a) they were too small to make the size posters I want and b) they are pathetic and I can do a lot better. So I've reworked every single one of them - 7 paintings in 7 days. A bit like creating the world only with more angst and no Sunday. In the process I've covered everything with paint, lost my dining table (AKA my studio...) under a sea of debris and pretty much forgotten to eat at any time that I should. And I've hardly been out of the house.

Yesterday I thought they were all wonderful. Today I realise that they are all c***. Such is art....

© Sue Wookey

This is ironically called 'Sleep' something I've had very little of this week with all these paintings floating around in my head.


lmg said...

Sleep is new to me. I love it!

Sue said...

Thank you Lmg :-) It's one of the ones I'm having prints done of. There's a little bit of Navaho sand art influence in there (in the figures) but who knows where the rest of it has come from! It's all about falling into a dream and that 'spiralling down' feeling you get as you slip into one.