When not designing, I like to make headway on the ‘bigger picture’. Everything I read from The Little Prince to the Big Bug enters my larder of thoughts.
My conclusions about the Earth, Universe and Everything are still in the wash of course and will hopefully never be dried out and ironed. I am seized with astonishment when I speak to those that feel they can confidently place clean neat creases in all their understandings.
When my words risk segregating my thoughts, I turn to painting – an invaluable communication tool that I constantly promote. UK schools lump drawing and painting into Art lessons – what a waste. The first and best artists are hunters, still keen to cover fresh cave walls with news of their findings from the front line.
Thankfully, more people realise that the best role for an artist is to be out there searching for new understandings. The Turner Prize helps in many ways to support those Artists that have the nerve to push our comfort zones and test our nerves – we should all allow our nerves to be pushed forward a little each day.
And if you have not read the book that triggered off the above painting, please do so on my recommendation as a hunter-artist!
~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant