The world of Art is one of great significance…
When everything we know is gone, when civilisations end and centuries have passed, the one main thing that remains and is passed on is Art.
From Ancient tribal drawings and the Egyptian pyramids to the 90’s movement of Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst,they all informed history and reflect the culture of society at the time.
It can be found in the grandest of galleries or the in the most mundane everyday life; Art is what we see in the world and what the artist says it is. Sometimes bringing to light a beauty that may have normally passed us by.
On a more personal level, Art has a dramatic impact on my world and in my life. We all strive for a sense of meaning and importance in our lives, it’s in drawing I feel this purpose coming through. To project an image on to paper from the imagination holds something liberating and exciting.
My work is obviously influenced by my experiences and surroundings however it always reflects surreal situations and imagery. The only constant and familiarity usually is a small girl watching these worlds come to life. Perhaps a metaphor showing how I see the world and how it is manipulated through my eyes and thus my drawings.
Though some will argue Art is losing its place in a struggling economy I feel it will always be something that will maintain and bring value to us. Because sometimes we all need to escape to somewhere else…
Katie O x