I have never been to the Summer Exhibition before. So I was pleasantly surprised that it was so inspiring. I went with the idea to look for images that capture the essence of ‘the uncanny’ for me. The below show the essence of what I set out to find.
There is something unspoken, hidden, lurking in them. Most of them leave me feeling a sense of disquiet but also draw me in too.
I also picked out these pieces for their vibrant qualities.
I enjoyed not knowing who had created what – it felt like a blind response which meant I was unencumbered by any intellectual connection. It challenged me simply to be present with what was before me and my responses were a pure reflection of that.
I left feeling incredibly inspired and uplifted by all I had seen. I was also interested in the ideas presented about use of materials – work on wood, enamel, 3-dimensional, 3-d on canvas – lots for me to consider and possibly integrate into my own practice.