Art’s role in shifting perspectives

“Art, for it to become useful, need only shift one viewer’s perspective” (Grant 2009).

During Grant’s Art Therapy outreach work, that viewer can be the artist.
In Grant’s public art shows, viewers are both the audience and a potential market.

Studio opportunities exist to draw but so few opportunities present themselves to share art directly with individuals who may appreciate it. During a recent Literary Festival, Grant had such a chance and was able to gift a new ink pen drawing of his letterforms to someone whose love of lettering shone so brightly from his carving folio and flowed so enthusiastically with his live spoken words.

Moments of such sharing have untold use and for Grant, they have always been part of his language. Lettering creates its own beauty, whether the letters forms words or combine to make shapes (letterforms).

Below is a pencil drawing, by Grant, of a sculpt which may not have seen the page had the sculptor not indulged themselves in the freedom of using wet clay.  On Grant’s Twitter is a video of an unfired clay sculpt under a gentle rain shower – one which returned the clay to slip but gave rise to the artform of the decay-video.

Such morphing of shape, material and message is a central theme through many of Grant’s recent artworks – many of which will soon be available for tour.

Interested Galleries should contact us directly for progress news and all publicity previews and interviews they need.

BELLARACH

Bellarach

By: Grant
Narrated by: Grant
Length: 1 mins 50 secs
Unabridged
Release date: 30-10-17
Language: English
Publisher: Little People Books

Summary

Read by storyteller, Grant, this is the first in a series of audiopoems specially designed to accompany character illustrations and stories published by Little People Books.

Every poem has its own style to match the story it enriches. Some poems are written in regular rhythm and some take their own time as if they were staged plays.

Although this first poem release is eight legged, deep and web-based, much of Grant’s work is legless, light and nonsensical and although its purpose is always to provides the listener with added background storyline, most of the poems have enough individuality to be enjoyed without knowing much about the stories that spawned them.

©2017 Little People Books – Audio Track One

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