I have something to say but I don’t know what it is. I latch on to a process or way of working and stick with that for a bit until I seem to have made something worthwhile or until I get interested in something else.
If one thing follows another in a logical progression, that’s good, if it doesn’t, I don’t mind too much.
There is always a goal that remains just out of reach. I have learnt that whilst sitting about wondering how to reach it, the goal will recede further into the distance. However, thrashing about making stuff there is always a chance that at least I will be able to see what direction I should be heading.
“I do not like to know too much what it is I like. I think most artists know what they don’t like, but those things they do like, I think are better left without too much probing.
It is rather like looking at night at a very faint star. If one looks, directly, very hard, at it, one cannot see it. But if one looks obliquely, a little to one side, one can see it.
And so I treat myself rather politely in this way, and don’t ask myself too many questions.”
Kenneth Armitage 1960
“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, don’t let anyone tell you different”