Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Muse-ic - 21

The thing that I find interesting is that when I post here...the photo i show, to me includes all the things I have yet to add...I know what's going on, but to you, it's very incomplete and certain aspects are overbearing when viewed without the other elements. I have a fairly regular and non too little group of visitors but only one or two regular comments...so please, please feel free to add your comments...ask any questions about this work or indeed any other. I'll gladly do my best to give you a satisfactory answer!

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

I am guilty of not commenting as much as I should. I think the world of bloggers is being reprogrammed by Facebook into clicking a 'Like' button and presuming that provides commentary.

This piece is speeding on, I'm amazed at how much 'dotting' you can do in any 24 hour period.

I do have to ask what the train represents in so many of your pieces? Is it as simple as a liking of trains or something deeper?

Niall young said...

Trains have always been a prominent part of my life...most of the male members of my family have worked for the railways at some time or another...I was the first not to do so...but my very early childhood memories are of dirty great steam engines..my Dad took me on a visit to where he worked at Derby..a VERY vivid memory was the dark and the smell of the round house where these giant engines were stabled...

I continue to use railways as a symbolic and aesthetic in my work...railways represent all sorts of things...they cut through the countryside the work of railway engineers and labourers of old...hundreds of lives flash by us at great speed and with great noise...the ground trembling..There is no ignoring them. It's the pioneering spirit of man tpo extend his bounderies...the creat bigger and faster ways to go places...and in some style!

these are some of the reasons I use trains...

Niall young said...

I think it also important to add that trains, like all the other aspects of my work are about things that have affected me..mostly things from childhood...I like the view of turner Prize winner grayson Perry who said that artists were often wounded people who through their work address and work out in visual terms ways to live with and or resolve thos issues...it's a kind of self therapy i guess...but in a rather perverse way, i'm addressing all my failings, childhood disasters, explorations..parental influences..sexuality and questing in a very public way by hanging them up on a wall for anyone to see...perhaps to understand..or more likely to ridicule...this is also part of the therapy?

Jeanette said...

I think we're all affected by childhood experiences, some dark, some happy but all shaping us.

Trains like everything can be symbolic of self. Its like a symbolic self portrait class I did. It was more like therapy than art coming up with subject matter that expressed who I was.

I don't think I get that deep in my pieces. I just paint what I enjoy usually.