So I am concerned about our environment, and particularly interested in plastic waste, and really enjoy papiere mache, so decided to combine these different things together.
I have often thrown away plastics without a thought, but due to my upbringing often cannot bare to throw away food, considering that plastic takes hundreds of years to biodegrade and food takes days or weeks, this seems unbalanced, an unbalanced education and society that perceives plastic as disposable and food as of higher value.
Plastic bags are very convenient, light weight, clean and low cost. I believe our error is that we see the cost as, only how cheap and how much easier the use of these plastics makes our daily lives, and of course it will take a habit change and some inconvenience to stop using them. We generally push the blame onto others and are not very conscious of how we will be benefited by taking action ourselves, everything we do has a result, each piece of plastic creates a negative impact on our environment, on our psyche, we are our environment, if we take a moment to consider that we are what we consume, and will return to the dust, beside plastic trash, at some later stage, we are out lived by plastic bags, what an interesting thought.
I have not been blogging my work recently, just making, learning, now have too much stuff to add, but atleast I can upload and schedule these blog posts to cover a few weeks.
Something I have been thinking about, how can I market and adapt the type of work I make to be able to make a living from it, digitise and upload to sites such as istock, create products such as teeshirts and iPhone cases, directly drawing on, or using websites such as spreadshirt.com, who digital print in Europe, and mail, I guess I could do both, local hand made and abroad web based.
Acrylic painting wise I am really at the start, and I know I need to learn and practice before I get to the point of showing work, though I have been putting the feelers out on some of my abstracts, in Saigon cafes mainly, but yeah I really need to get a body of work to be able to have really good pieces for a show.
Of course time will tell and practice practice and don’t worry too much about the what ifs, like art, life has a natural course, just need to be open to detours, opportunities and change, if it feels right go for it.