Next month marks the two year anniversary for this blog. It has been SUCH wonderful fun to scour the interwebs for the visually stunning AND be rewarded with such great stories from the artists as well.
That’s why I’ve decided to collect up the very best of the stories from tractorgirl.com.au, and put them together into a sweet magazine-style book, to present to you. These stories are so worth telling again, and here’s why.
Artists are people first and foremost, they have lived lives, and their own world of experience from childhood on feeds into what they do and how they do it. Sometimes their path is obvious, but most end up following a meandering route that often doesn’t make sense until it is illuminated with hindsight.
I love asking people about their paths; what were their early experiences of art and making, and how did they end up an artist as an adult? Especially in light of the fact that our society has tended to devalue art in favour of more “practical” work (oh, don’t get me started!).
I’ve selected these 12 artists for their intriguing stories, the quality of work, for their innovation and their promise – surface designers, contemporary crafters and photographers, from all over the globe. Each of their stories and their images has stayed with me, through the hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of artists that I’ve featured on the blog so far. I’m sure you’ll find them wonderful too.
Why call it this.? It’s because I’m always saying, “Look at this. And this. And this!”
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
You can buy this. here!