If there has ever been incentive to complete an art work quickly, it is having one’s husband stare at one through binoculars for hours on end. It is of course, all self-inflicted as I decided to use him as a model for one of my tapestries. While I normally enjoy the challenge of working on portraits, observing and translating form and features, this time I felt like I was the one being observed and analysed. It has been very uncomfortable.
Incentive to finish is what it is about though as I am now in the last weeks of preparation for my exhibition at Circa in Johannesburg.
All the self-analyses and self-scrutiny, my head playing tricks on me, can wait till later. It’s the final stretch of a long project and there is at last a feeling of anticipation. Half of the tapestries are already on their way to Joburg.
So it is real, they have gone, next phase… bring on the show!
“Revelation” by Tamlin Blake
Opening 14 May 2015 at Circa (www.circagallery.co.za)