Following a difficult week of rejections I sought solace in the library. Reading about the struggles of other artists, particularly those I admire…I have to admit they are usually women…brings comfort.
The Eye’s Mind:Bridget Riley Collected Writings 1965-2009 Ed. Robert Kudielka gives a wonderful insight into the thoughts behind both Riley’s work and her working practice. In one of the interviews she reflects on the loneliness of being an artist, its inevitability;
‘ …I seldom talk about the things that really matter. You cannot take away the energy, it’s a very internal thing. All artists have part of themselves that they can never share with anyone else.’ p.30
And out of this silent inner space comes art.