As an artist, it is tempting to rely on the "same old ideas, materials, or concepts" to get me thru the next exhibition. My conscience keeps me from entering down that road - i want each exhibition - which is a gift in and of itself - to cast a different light on my work. I want some semblance of authenticity in my approach and execution of the creation of the work.
Perhaps it might be a new material, a different tack on a similar concept or even something entirely new which will motivate the work. I am drawn by an exhibition i will have this summer to engage some new ideas - The title for the exhibition is: "Above, Below and Beyond". I have a ton of ideas swimming around in my head, all calling me for attention. More than anything, it conjures up the natural world to me - at least as a frame of reference. I see the natural world and its events as being in control of our universe in many respects. It grabs me intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. I will be surprised to see what i come up with. It will be interesting to use the title of the exhibition as my jumping off point.