I love to come across forgotten work in my sketchbooks and find it still resonates. Above is recent work beside four drawings on the left from 2012, when I first began to insert text and calligraphic shapes into my drawings. I would invent fake logos and adverts, consisting of drawings of plants and cats with a word like 'Weetabix' drawn in a 'serious' way which gave it a comedic twist.
In 2012 I was not sure what I was making. I showed the drawings during open studios that year, but didn't get any feedback. Visitors to the studio overlooked the drawings, excited instead by brightly coloured plaster sculptures of Voynich inspired plant forms I had made that year. Consequently I thought the drawings were silly and dismissed them. They may well be silly, but I am so glad I didn't throw them away as they intrigue and inspire me now.
Meanwhile, lots of beautiful colour and pattern-making has been going on over on my Binky McKee blog, so please do take a look if you need cheering up!
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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