Saturday, September 17, 2011

For a few moments this morning I couldn’t remember whether I was right-handed or left-handed.

I was going to brush my teeth but found myself swapping the toothbrush and toothpaste from hand to hand. I couldn’t remember which way round they went and neither felt quite right.

Obviously I got it sorted out – otherwise there would have been toothpaste everywhere and I’d have spent the day with a minty-fresh face and foul breath.

I think it’s because I’ve been doing all this left-brain, organising-type work.

It’s fun and very satisfying to see some of the mess and chaos boxed, stacked, listed and labelled. I’m happy to have lots of work that I can simply store away for the future without feeling I have to DO SOMETHING with it right away. It takes a lot of the pressure off. And it’s still available to show as and when I want to.

Last week I went to a public talk at Cardiff Museum regarding the opening of their new contemporary art galleries. They explained that the current exhibition represented only a small part of their contemporary art collection. The rest was in storage or on loan. The speaker said, “There’s a lot more work to show and a lot more stories to tell.”

On a much smaller scale, I feel a bit like that.

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