Fish Orient

Fish Orient
Encaustic & Image Transfer


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The art abyss

Since the show three weeks ago I feel myself falling into the art abyss. I have been here before and if you have had an exhibition you will probably know what I am talking about.
I haven't been in the studio other than to tidy up and scrape wax off the floor. I am sort of lost as where to start now. I want to be inspired and find a new direction but i am just waiting for it to happen. Well I have been to see some exhibtions and did see some great work but I am not sure where I need to go in my work. I know it will all nut out in the end and I will be better for it but its kind of frustrating at the moment.
I can feel inklings of ideas but nothing solid as yet.  I went and saw this show last week at Dominick Mersch gallery in Waterloo ,Sydney
'Becoming Oceanic' Caroline Rannersberger
encausitc on cedar panels

'Becoming Cyclone' Caroline Rannersberger
encaustic on cedar panels
These were pretty inspiring pieces and unusual in that encaustic is not big here in Australia. She lives up  in Darwin.
I have a feeling I may need to work from my photographs that I take whilst away on holiday and am still trying to work out how to do that and make something interesting and textured.
Something using one of these maybe

I am not sure what I will do yet, but there must be a reason I take all these photographs of textures and rocks that I love. I almost can't believe they are made by nature they look so strange and interesting. I usually find something on every beach I go to that I want to photograph.
Also on my last holiday in febuary we had a couple of days of wild storms and the colours of the sky and sea were amazing. I would like to try and use these colours maybe

I really like the colours of the sky the water, the reflections in  the sand. All moody blues(good name for a band)and stormy greys and then those highlights of light yellows and oranges.
Now there's my inspiration!!!
Maybe my art abyssness is over!


  1. Wonderful photos, Mo! I especially love this last one. I know what you mean about the textures. I collect them, on puddles, bark on trees, lichens on rocks, peeling paint...whatever looks interesting. Good luck getting your groove back!

  2. Mo, your blog is wonderful. Have been a bit caught up of late with my other life (you know that one that takes you away from making art). I love the lichens and rocks also. A bit of a nature girl like myself. All the best