Often when observing an artists life, the viewer might note that some bits are all across the spectrum. Or that the artist might be viewed as eclectic and talented. I might suggest, not so fast. Look a bit deeper and find what appears to be loose threads.
My interest in one area informs an interest in another. Drawing techniques can be seen in the three-dimensional textures in my sculptures. When canoeing or hiking I may pull out my travel kit and paint the clouds, trees, stones, and leaves. These will someday inform my work in any medium.
I didn’t realize this until recently when I was commissioned for a piece. I had the freedom to create the sculpture in any way I wanted, but it had to be done quickly. So, I went to my notebooks of many years. Most artists keep these and if you ever get a chance to peek inside, do.
Where do your threads lead?