Friday, April 22, 2011

Bust Busy Busy Busy


Busy! Finished a portrait today. Lots of sound effect jobs too which must be done and require on-the-spot recording. Also, must design and execute something large and spectacular for a new project which is secret at the moment but also requires booking appointments for photography. Finish one sculpture about my family tree. Two other large paintings need doing over the next few weeks, and the final recording of my song album Black and White which must take no longer than a week. Must also apply for an exhibition in Shrewsbury and plan the paintings for the Nantwich Festival of Arts this June, and buy the wood and make frames for three paintings. Also must finalise plans for a few future paintings for artistic purposes, paint a surfer for a friend, visit Chester again and drop off a painting in Macclesfield for the second round of judging. Phew! Well that's enough for the next month. No time for entering poetry competitions... that said, should only take one day... Yeah! Let's do it! Now to read a few blogs...

Oh, the pic is the fourth repainting of a bird orbiting a black hole. I had this idea one day when coming home on the train from the R.B.S.A. gallery in Birmingham. The vision was instantaneous. I was the tiny bird circling the black hole; powerful, dense, enormous, all consuming, vast, impenetrable. Was this the art world? Or society? Either way I was not part of it, just a tiny creature on its periphery, circling ad infinitum in the bleak vastness of outer space.

That was last year. I feel like I'm in a flock of starlings now!

4 comments :

Robin said...

Wonderful post, you have so much going on, Mark. Good luck with it all, and keeping track! I especially enjoy seeing the stark contrast between the orb and the bird, and the thinking behind it.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I LOVE the bird, Mark! My reaction is completely immediate and emotional- I'm just in love with this image...

Trevor Lingard said...

Great blog Mark.
You are always on the go.
What is your recipe for all that energy and inspiration.
Best Regards

Mark Sheeky said...

Thank you! The pic isn't finished yet. I want at least 40 hours per day to get everything done!

I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend.