Not A Verbal Artist
I have a fascination with words, probably because I don't use them very well.
Sometimes my speech is a bit halting as my brain searches for the words I want to utter (it's kind of a clutter in there). But give me some brushes, a canvas or paper and I can pour forth the creativity without thinking (I guess the clutter moves aside). Words are wonderful things, primary communication, but art is the same. I frequently tell people, 'I am a visual artist, not a verbal artist'. I communicate through my work.
When a recent commission became a painting that required words on the canvas I began to think about other works I have created which incorporate words.
There have been collages which included newspaper and magazine clippings
and hand painted words on canvas, but now I am intrigued with applied letters, like in this small pomegranate painting:
So a twist develops in my work. Words and more words. Not all my work will incorporate words, or will it? Does this make me a verbal artist too?