the artist’s statement

water, ripples, blue, abstract

I had to write an artist’s statement recently, about the images you see on this post.  I don’t like these things and always struggle to word them.  The truth of it is – I notice something that interests me, I photograph it, I take it home, and I play with it on a screen until it looks the way I like it.  That’s it.  No great thoughts, concepts or ideas lurk in my head to be turned into meaningful words.  I make photos purely on instinct even if I have to, or choose to, rationalise about them afterwards.

The statement I had to write this time was for a competition, and my husband Geoff – in the voice of a five-year-old – suggested this:

Here are my pictures.  I quite like them.  I hope you do too.  Love and kisses, Gilly

After I’d stopped laughing, it seemed to me there was a certain sort of honesty in this that couldn’t be denied.  It surely is the five-year-old in us that likes to take the pictures and just wants others to like them too.  Simple.

blue, trees, sky, abstract

water, ripples, blue, sunlight, abstract, lines

branches, blue, sky, silhouette, abstract

water, ripples, blue, lines, abstract

branches, sky, blue, lines, curves, silhouette