Through the Hatchery programme of a whatsapp and zooming group of artists I’ve been able to develop tremendously as an artist. Mostly via dissonance and struggle. Through confusion. Bewilderment. I’ve been watching the other artists thinking “What is this? What does this mean?” By whose standard and for whom? Answers are still unclear. Will they ever be clear or clean-cut? I think, possibly, not.
A work of art is formed through community. Feedback. Challenge. Doubt. Reprising. Reprieve. Stand-bying. Of one’s work. Of each other.
Hatchery has opened a door, stuck shut for far too long as I attempted to work out meaning/s by myself.