I am happy with this little assemblage, just a little surprised by it. Oh don't get me wrong - it reflects accurately my thoughts - and I was awake, just, when I constructed it.
I sat down last night, after a very physically active day, to play for a little while. I settled at my desk, Phantom quickly positioned himself under my chair and I got out this little tin, planning to practice some assemblage before I do Michael de Meng's class at Art Journey Retreat (about 50 days away - who is counting?). Those of you who know Michaels work are now giggling, for those who don't, take a quick peak.
On what was I thinking? I have a lovely neighbour who spends a lot of time enticing and feeding native birds. Don't get me started on the amount of bird poo they put on my house! But, she gets a lot of pleasure out of buying lots of different types of foods, for all the different birds - including fresh meat for the Magpies (The vego grimaces). Also, last night - into my head came a recent news article. An article about there being so many hunger and disease related deaths, in an impoverished African country, that people were being dumped into mass graves.
How did these thoughts lead to such a 'pretty' assemblage? Can anyone get into my head? Should I be more disciplined with my art? I think I shall simply continue to enjoy the journey. What do you think?