A while ago I mentioned Alan Fletcher and his observations-, and an idea that I’ve been developing. It involves writing and over-writing, in my case on a grey base – it’s visual word association though in some instances there is some sort of significance to the final image – the darkness of the one entitled Despair and the more light-hearted notion of the six strings in Guitar. Let me know what you think.
If you’re interested in the creative process and you have never come across Alan Fletcher, you don’t know what you’re missing: his magnum opus The Art of Looking Sideways is marvellous. This concept is from a less ambitious work called ‘Painting and Poeting’ ithe title coming from quote of Kurt Schwitters- though Fletcher himself thinks this is unlikely . . .
‘Writing is thinking on paper’ Alan Fletcher
I love this book! I have two copies. I’m somewhat obsessive about books, and I like them to be pristine: read but pristine. But this book feels like it needs to be read, scribbled in , and used on a daily basis. So Lesley bought me a copy: ‘this old thing’ as she put it, ‘is to throw in the car, and scribble in.’ It was hard but I’ve written in it (pretty neatly….) and it is still very clean but I’m trying . . . .
http://www.helium.com/items/1514459-the-art-of-looking-sideways is a review a wrote of the book for Helium a while ago. You can buy a copy via Amazon UK or Amazon US