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Making tiny artist books – playing with personal motifs
This is the question I’m asking myself:
How can I develop and extend the range of marks, shapes, symbols and patterns that are mine – or even: which are my motifs? what is making my art mine?
Part of having a ‘style’ as an artist is having an ‘alphabet’ or ‘lexicon’ of shapes, lines, marks and symbols which appear often in our work. I call these marks and symbols for ‘motifs’, constellations which seem almost to have a precognitive quality. As we develop as artists, our motifs will keep changing and evolving.