Art Life in Lockdown
From inside the studio
Well I may as well start from the beginning. Artists often make art about themselves or their feelings. Some are even on a spiral which from the outside looks like an internal crusade. I prefer not to do that!
But boy it’s hard when locked inside with only one excursion a day for exercise or food gathering. Where are my trips to London galleries, other artists’ studios and flights around the world visiting the great museums.
I have to make do with just the nature on my doorstep and the fleeting conversations with a local artist friend who I wild swim with regularly, weather and sea permitting.
I’m not sure why being told to isolate has meant we speak to less people when conversations are so easily accessible online. Or perhaps it’s just me and everyone else is having deep and meaningful conversations all day.
Many things annoy me right now about the arts and culture in general. Mainly how the arts are being treated by governments, but other areas need advocacy and discussion as well. These topics will be forthcoming in subsequent newsletters, along with humorous asides. For the arts and art world are full of absurdities along side the important aspects they give to the nourishment of the soul and the furtherance of civilisation.