would you ever think (unless you knew the answer) that these two pieces of work could be by the same person??? The reason I ask is, as part of the Notts Creative scheme that I've just started, we were all chatting about our work, and one of the other participants was asking me how I would describe my work... after a bit of umming and ahhing... I decided that I can't really describe it in one word. Is it textiles/ilustration/fine art/art/design/craft?? It depends what I have just been working on as to how I would describe it.
How can I label my work when it is all so different? Is this a good thing? Will I be taken seriously as an artist if I produce a collection of work that all looks so different?? I suppose being part of this scheme is really starting to make me think about my work, and how I see it, how I see myself, and it's making me think more about how I even came to me here, at this point in time, making the things I am making and why I am even doing it?
I think even at college when I was doing my foundation course I struggled with this, I couldn't be pigeon-holed into illustration/surface pattern/textiles as I wanted to try it all, and didn't want to limit myself. I'd love to hear whether anyone else has come to this point with their work, and what you did, did you keep a broad base of practice or did you specialise and follow one path. AND i'm wondering whether I will ever decide what I really want to do, or whether I am already doing it.... blimey, not just one question for you... more like a whole lot of them!!