|In the Distance|
14x19cm acrylic on paper
©2012 Lisa Le Quelenec
A frustrating couple of days, I'm struggling with writing an artist's statement at the moment, it needs updating for an exhibition that's coming up. This has to be one of the hardest tasks ever invented. My mind keeps wandering onto lots of other jobs that suddenly seem very, very important to do. You know the stuff, tidying and sorting the studio, sharpening pencils and lining them up in size order... I feel like I'm back in school.
I've started by mind mapping words, then letting sentences develop around them. I know what I want to say, it's on the tip of my tongue, unfortunately it's just out of my grasp. I've been searching the dictionary to no avail. Words, they are as elusive as the light I try to paint. I'm hoping that by not thinking about it for a while the words will pop magically into my head, the way they do sometimes.
All I can think of is this quote;
'If I could say it in words, there would be no need to paint.' -Edward Hopper