"The future is asking, Are you really Syrious?" original work by Melanie Hodge inspired by Leonora Carrington, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali & Edward James
As part of my ongoing Step Up course with Outside In at the West Dean College of Arts and Crafts I exhibited work in progress at the West Dean Open Weekend 31 May - 2 June.
Featured were a series of reflections and responses I've put together from my research so far, a small reproduction of the above collage work, and an original work on glass only partially completed (pictured below). I'm hoping to have the glass painting finished for a second West Dean exhibition in early autumn. It's part of of a proposed triptych I'm creating as a response to my research, working title "Rendezvous West Dean."
Honestly I was going to keep my expectations manageable and realistic ... but when the muse comes calling, the muse likes to think big! We'll see how far I get ...
Approximately 10 hours of painting time
After 25 hours painting time, framed temporarily for the Open Weekend exhibition.
All images © MJHodge