Sometimes, you need something to hold you up. Building palaces is hard work. Being away from home is hard work. Being present in the process and the level of trust and faith involved and required can be tiring. It can be scary when people put their trust in you, invest in you. Suddenly you think hey, better make something good! Especially when there are cranes lifting your materials around.
I love cranes.
These are some of the things which are keeping me going;
Accidental process works, like making golden tutai
Finding out that the unmarked paint in the gallery cupboard is this hocking pink; the exact colour that a whole bunch of the rest of the work is. As if by magic…
The rock solid support and faith of an amazing gallery crew. Bolstering.