Friday 2nd February 18:15 - 21:00
Creativity is a direct response to life, and a search for adventurous living.
Artists’ journeys are usually filled with struggles, attachments and losses, as well as passion, love and joy. In art, we bridge the experiences of our inner worlds with perceptions of external realities. A third experience is born, of visual ideas communicated intuitively.
For many artists the making of art is a solitary activity, but belonging to groups also opens up new dimensions. We are alone and not alone. Individual creativity is inspired through authentic connection with oneself and in relationships with others. These can all lead to surprises and changes, in art and in life.
In my conversations with art and nature, I discover a deeper connection with myself, with others, with the environment and with life. Recurring motifs in my work include different interpretations of plants and flowers, and the interplay of light and darkness.
A range of media and techniques intrigues me: I use a variety, from nature installations to photographs and mixed media. I particularly enjoy the feelings of uncertainty, of not-quite-knowing, evoked by the ambiguity of images formed by bringing together different artistic approaches.
The aim in my project ‘Transitions’, is to illustrate stories of impermanence, reflected in the seasons in nature and cycles of life.
Margot Elke Schiemann (MA, Memb. IGA)
I am a Psychotherapist in private practice and a Training Group Analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis, with an interest in all aspects of creativity. I see this belonging to everyone and a part of everything.
In MA from the Tavistock Institute I link psychoanalytic theories with literature and the arts, and currently I am studying at the Hampstead School of Art.
A number of art forms have influenced my work, giving me the freedom to play and to explore the essence and energy of different media.
6:15 - 7:30: Registration, refreshments, meet the artist
7:30 - 9:00: Large group convened by Martin Weegman
This event is free to attend.