There is no doubt that my time on the phone chatting to the gallery directors about what they want to exhibit and why has turned my attitude about my own work full circle! Just before, I felt artistically despondent without seeing any recent validation for my life’s work. I have been feeling more so ever since the completion of my recent PhD. I wondered if I was after money or perhaps a huge reputation to complete my feeling of self purpose in art. NOT SO! True, I would not turn down fame or fortune but discourse about my work in truly interested and knowledgeable company suffices at this time. It has done wonders for me! I even think I can tackle my office and studio cleanup now.
The book has a deep look at how we define our identity within everything around us, it considers questions such as ‘how do we chose our spirituality?’ and ‘What are the boundaries of our home?’. Particularly when one person finds themselves displaced and without a ‘traditional’ home, ‘where does one look for Identity in this existence?’
Increasingly these seem like questions for our current migrant society. As we travel even faster amongst continents and cultures we find more people displaced and experiencing a ‘loss of identity’.
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