Monday, March 08, 2010


I was in Birmingham yesterday dropping off paintings for the forthcoming R.B.S.A. Spring Open. I await news of selection and/or rejection!

Today I've been working on the pi project. Lots of progress. The music sounds strange, but also interesting. I suppose that is the nature of experimental music. I've been trying to stick to the subject, and although I'll be using a variety of instrumentation and production techniques, anything melodic will be pi and nothing else (in various number bases) and any irregular periods will be pi too. For those reasons I'm sure I'll finish the project before next Sunday.

I've sketched out a rough cover design; a heavy metal pi bending the diameter of a circle into a curve. All part of the process.


Kathy said...

It's always interesting to me to learn about how your create music, lyrics, cover art, and your surrealistic paintings. I've never asked, but are you self-taught or did you receive formal training in the arts? I ask only because it's interesting to know how an artist "arrived."

Mark Sheeky said...

Hi Kathy, I'm pretty much self-taught in everything. I prefer to leanr what I need to know then if needed forget it! I'm better at learning that being taught I suppose. You went to art school didn't you? Was that a good thing or a bad thing for your art?

Kathy said...

Hi Mark - I think that your ability to tap into your subconscious and create truly original work is enhanced by the fact that you are self-taught. I, on the other hand, studied fine art at three universities and feel that it has hampered my efforts a bit. I'm steeped in tradition and not innovative enough. The good part about academic training is that you learn a great deal about technique and art history. The bad part is that you also learn to conform to the ideas of others, especially your instructors. I have mixed feelings about my education.