Since Easter a lot has happened. The politicians and government in Denmark wanted to demonstrate their power by locking out all teachers in the country. It was a very frustrating time, where I felt totally disillusioned, worthless and unable to do anything. For an entire month I had no 'go' in the workshop. The spirit and energy to paint had simply gone. You would think that being the victim of political oppression would incite you to pick up the brush and get it all out. There was nothing. Just an empty void. For an entire month. On May 1st we were once again allowed to go back to work. Nothing had come from the lockout. Except for a lot of grief and the man letting us know, how much he valued our opinion. Letting us know, who's in charge.
Since then, I've produced two works, one is still in the studio getting the finishing touches - together with my best friend and mentor, I'm doing my first exhibit in August and a second one in November. To say the least, I have to pick up pace and get to work.
|'Breathe' (100 x 100cm, acrylic & charcoal on canvas)|