Blank page. Blank canvas. Blank mind. There’s hundreds of reasons we get stuck. Here’s how to get out of a creative funk. Go for a walk. Sometimes we’re trying too hard and it won’t come out. As a kid, I thought a poo was called a ‘tryhard’. It wasn’t until school when I asked to be excused and the teacher asked me what I needed … Continue reading How to overcome artists block (creative block)
We live moment after moment. Many of those moments pass unnoticed. But sometimes those moments become momentous and profoundly change our lives. For some of us, art is a catalyst for a dramatic change in our lives. It’s hard to imagine how someone’s scratchings on a canvas in their studio can seismically shift a life. That one artist can push another unknown-unmet-person to take a … Continue reading How art can profoundly change us all.
Francis Bacon Five Decades is in it’s last few weeks at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It closes on 24 Feb and I absolutely jubilant for having been able to see it. I had always thought his works as cloyingly macabre, deliberately masticating figures for the joy of it. But seeing them in person, completely changed my view of his work. For a … Continue reading The colours of Bacon haunt me even now