At this point each piece I create has meaning but not necessarily a message.
For instance I’ve just finished a series of what I’ve called ‘speed paintings’ after reading about Keith Haring He often worked with an audience, with music, and painted with energy and speed,
but, he executed the work with clear vision and precise action and the results were great.
I was impressed and decided to try to replicate these conditions as previously I had been labouring for hours over precise triangles and geometric arrangements in a kind of concentration zone of
solitude! Turns out that once I accepted that total perfection was unnecessary I was able to create with more energy, more quickly, and produce work with much more personality and style.. and it
was more fun.
So the meaning of these ‘speed paintings’ is that they each represent a different result in a kind of controlled experiment that I applied to improve my working methods and to force the evolution
of my style.
Some of my other works do have a message though. ‘Grab yer tool’ for instance. I hope that the message there is fairly obvious if you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, and if you haven’t you need to
go watch it now.