Friday, September 29, 2006

Last Offering

"Dusk at Place Jemma el-Fna", Acrylic/collage/mixed media on canvas

Here is the final offering for my show in the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. I just finished it on Wednesday after virtually obliterating it on Sunday, when it wasn't working the way I wanted it to. I took a thick wash of brown acrylic paint and completely covered the canvas. Frantically working away to recover the image I retrieved enough to work with. I can now "destroy" work with the confidence that I can get it back, and it will be twice as good as before the sabotage. It finally proved to be the case with this piece. What worried me though was my timing. I didn't have long to pull this one out of the bag, miraculously (and I use this loosely) I managed to do it with time enough to spare to wrap all my other pieces.

So now I wait nervously for the opening on Saturday. Keeping the fingers crossed. See you on the other side!