Tending your backyard — Bruce Percy

Since I put collectively my very first web site in 2001, it has been a spot the place I’ve been in a position to curate my work. As an alternative of considering of it as a spot to showcase your work, and an outdated mode of presenting one’s work, as a result of everyone seems to be sitting in Instagram nowadays, it value reconsidering a private web site as personalised area in which you’ll be able to play. A sand field if you’ll.

For me personally although, I take into account my web site as ‘my backyard’. It’s a place the place I can are likely to my pictures, kind, curate, check out totally different displays of the work, and finally, is a spot the place I can retailer my present ‘state of being’ as an artist.

I’m delighted to seek out that a few of my workshop associates have taken my recommendation and determined to create their very own web sites for this very motive. Initially hesitant or in opposition to the concept as a result of they thought a web site was an purpose to both promote or promote their work, they’ve come spherical to realising {that a} web site is a superb ‘sketching space’ or ‘backyard’ by which to have a tendency their craft. One in all my workshop associates has gotten on so properly along with her web site that she has discovered she can also be having fun with writing about her work. In a method, her web site has grow to be a journal of kinds for her ideas and present work.

I’ve loved enormously having a web site for the previous twenty years. It has helped me see relationships in my work, perceive the underlying themes in what I’m doing, and has additionally supplied focus for me in the place I have to go subsequent, or the place my work is taking me.

When you want to work in your pictures, enhance your type, discover out extra about what you’re doing as a artistic particular person, then placing a web site collectively and tending it like one does a backyard, is without doubt one of the finest issues you are able to do.

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