“What do we want?” When I thought about this question I realised that there is often an Idiom to express and discuss these personal/universal thoughts, experiences and emotions. An Idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what the words would suggest. They are both confusing and thought provoking, you have to learn their meaning to be able to understand and use them knowingly.
Inspired by coming home to Clevedon, ‘Idioms Countryside’ is a large body of Artwork first triggered by words, as the idioms I have chosen act as a catalyst for each work. I have used country animals as models, this has enabled me to distance myself from the human issues reflected upon in the idiom.
Influenced by Abstract Expressionism the work contains gestural expression and abstraction. I start with an idea, then work spontaneously in response to each Artwork through the creative process, never knowing what the Artwork will look like until it is finished.
I have used a range of medium from small drawings, ceramics, prints, to paintings large and small with techniques to suit. The result is a collection of questions and thoughts.
Katie Blundell Artist
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Idioms Countryside – Exhibition 2016