* “ Man is only truly alive when he realises he is a creative, artistic being…..Even the act of peeling a potato can be a work of art if it is a conscious act.”
Inspired by the confident artists who have contributed to this issue and with an intention to overcome my lack of same I include some examples of rustic and rusty displays that have come forth from my domestic days.
These art works will leave you with no doubt as to the dilettante nature of this “artist”. However if you too have resisted creating works because of immature ego obstacles I urge you to open yourself to your own creativity. The possibilities are endless and can require nothing more than a playful mind. For too many years I thought that the joy was just in the thinking however I have discovered that there is merit in following through and manifesting installations with whatever comes my way.
* interview with Willoughby Sharp, 1969; as quoted in Energy Plan for the Western man – Joseph Beuys in America compiled by Carin Kuoni, Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, 1993, p. 87