Usually I have several works on the go at the same time but one is a standout. At the moment, I have four that I am equally as passionate and excited about – so I just wanted to say thank you to all the beautiful humans who have modelled for me of late.
But I also just wanted to put it out there that I have noticed there is a perceived idea that I go after particular types of bodies and therefore people don’t put their hand up to model because they feel that this is not them. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that this is not the case. Most of the people who have modelled for me have been familiar enough with my work to either be inclined to contact me of their own accord to offer or it’s been a bunch of circumstances that have lead to it happening. ( I hope that that makes sense ) Sometimes I use professional models.
At my recent exhibition at Ararat Regional Art Gallery the director Anthony Camm said that there is a dialogue going on between myself the artist and the sitter. Which I really felt proud about.
So if you want to model, it is anonymous ( unless it is a portrait, which this is not a call out for ) – write me. Let’s see if we can make it happen.
lilymaemartin at gmail dot com
Kitty is nuzzling me with the top of her warm, fluffy head. She’s purring and watching her tail and nuzzling and closing her eyes in pleasure.
I want to be kitty.
I don’t want to do this grown up human stuff. I don’t want to check myself everyday for fear of running off my mouth, which when unchecked, I can do very easily. I don’t want to balance my mind, my meals, my time, my apologies, my fear, my sadness – my relief.
There are ways to make this easy.. No more rushing to meet imaginary deadlines – no one truly cares anyway. No more ‘going out’ – I am much, much better on paper.
“Every day you have to abandon your past or accept it and then, if you cannot accept it, you become a sculptor.”
So I’ll continue drawing over here, I’ll work it out and we’ll see what we see.
Can you believe it has almost been ten years – or it is already ten years, but neither you and I recall the date..
How much has happened, how much has changed and how some things have stayed the same – you smell so good, you are so very handsome. You’re blushing right now, yeah? Thinking oh shut up Lily you are so embarrassing me. Heh, tough tits.
You’re still impossible to buy gifts for, you’re still so kind and thoughtful as well as fantastically sarcastic and judgemental 😉
You are the best father, our girl is so very lucky to have you.
Thank you for everything, thank you for encouraging me to be a better person and artist. Thank you for everything, I love you – have you booked that fucking trip yet?