helen amyes

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27th April2016

degrowthformailart002Degrowth  Mail Art Project

You are invited to send your artistic ideas on a postcard on this subject.

Any media,all age friendly,for exhibition in a gallery setting in Western Australia.

Please include your email address for documentation of this project.

Art work to arrive by 1st August 2016. Thanks.

Send to

Degrowth

Helen Amyes

14 Mount Street

York

Western Australia

6302

 

 


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3rd April 2016

Sometimes an art project just doesn’t “work” and goes in the bin to clear the desk and the mind to move on to other hopefully better things. This series [shown] of visual poems started with picking up some pink plastic templates from a children’s game from the ground outside the Salvos where they had been split. Working on the back of cereal packets,a ready source of cheap cardboard,for a while i played around with the shapes and mark making, just enjoying letting it go where ever, vaguely thinking it might be a series to go into KART assembling book project. Finally though, although the process was fun, something was missing or rather there was too much going on with the patterns ,the shapes and the packet text on the back also. Sometimes less is more? Accepting the still born ideas is all part of the process and self editing is an important skill for an artist. I believe that the experience of these seeming “failures” still contribute, Art is a language and making art every day in some form can only add to its fluency.P1040055