Metamorphosis, Allegory, Animism, Figuration, Anthropomorphism, Symbolic, Fantasy, Craft, Naive, Beauty, Surrealism, Complexity, Process, Intricate, the Human Condition.
This started because the pictures that I made and the art that I liked didn’t fit into the dominant trend.
Young British Artists were making their one-liner gags and Conceptual Art, (or at least the diluted thought experiments that it turned into), held sway in the colleges………. maybe it still does.
Aesthetics was a dirty word. Craft was a dirty word. Any display of artisanship was frowned upon and figuration was only acceptable if it was ironic.
Knowing that things change, even at the glacial pace of the art-world; I kept a weather eye out for signs……