A week spent in Northumberland with my brother to see a few exhibitions he’s been involved with was inspirational in many ways and has pushed me forward in thinking about my own work.
A run up to Dinas, always a favourite haunt, and a good walk around the ‘rock’ past Twm Sion Cati’s cave in still very cold conditions produced some really fine icicles and ice sculptures. It was difficult to get a sense of the beauty through photographs and I felt dissatisfied when I left them, never an easy thing to do, and this disappointment was confirmed when I downloaded the images.
There’s an exhibition on at the moment at Cardiff Central Library showing work from students I’ve been mentoring over the last few weeks. They’ve been working towards the show in their spare time, painting the boards, shooting new work and preparing the prints.
It’s difficult to keep looking at contemporary images all day, everyday, year in year out and remain fresh all the time with the looking. Just recently I’ve been to a good number of exhibitions and at universities it’s now final show time.