Saturday, July 6, 2013
Catching up with Simon Warren
Years ago I got to know Jennifer Bartlett's work. Her book, In the Garden, is one of my most treasured sources for inspiration. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/jennifer-bartlett-698. In the 80s she went to Italy and rented a house and drew from the garden, which did not inspire her at first, but became a constant source of experiments in the end. I find that Simon uses his life in a similar way. Perhaps we all do, one way or another.
I have been quite snowed under - not a good choice of cliche as it's piping hot today - but you know what I mean... so am only just beginning the process of archiving all the wonderful stuff I've received recently. I sent Simon a little nothing yesterday to ackowledge all the instalments I have received from him and until today not documented. I wonder if Simon knows I'm the judge of the IUOMA MOBMA competition this month. http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/iouma-mobma-museum-of-bad-mail-art We have loosely asked for portraits. Simon, these don't qualify.