Artist Matt Dalby has written a massive commentary of the work made during my recent residency at The Gowry Art Institute, India. The commentary is full of intricate and fascinating readings which I didn’t know the work was capable of. I can’t express how astonishing and motivating it is to have the work engaged with in such a way.
The work was created in an environment which, both on a personal and creative level, I found very challenging. After 8 weeks of solitude, without interaction or conversation with other artists, I started to feel a void when thinking about the work. I started to feel like something important and instrumental to the reason why I create had been lost.
Reading Matt’s response really does makes all the difference. It’s just great to feel such a massive amount of support and enthusiasm from another artist and also to have the work incite conversation and a sharing of ideas. Thanks alot Matt, and thanks to all the great people I met at the exhibition in India and the big support from people in Manc! Such great feeling.