Since getting a space in the Shed Gateshead I have been wrestling with the notion of being a business - though i struggle with this notion as there feels to me a difference in aesthetic of making something that needs to be made - coming from within - and creating something as a product before it's taken form. In this i am spending the weekend at the Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair. http://www.ngartfair.com/ The work is up(mostly) and now the things which i feel in deficit of begin - like the networking/selling/marketing etc.
I have been reviewing my images, trying to put things in context for thinking about how to progress once I move into the Shed Gateshead (studios). Reflecting on my time in the Waygood where I had a development residency. This seems kind of incongruous now.
I am obsessed by relationships, psychodynamics, inter and intra psychic conflict. I want to know what makes relationships tick, work, fail, how they start, why they finish. I collect those stories like others collect butterflies or stamps or cornflakes.
Is this a cliche cos no one says it anymore? Has anyone ever said to you -
'You don't make me feel like I'm a woman(man) any more!)?