Can you tell what it is yet?

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I think I will become a conceptual artist, modeling myself on Sol LeWitt.  I got the idea at tonight’s watercolor class where the teacher talked about LeWitt and his wall drawings. The wall drawings, although the brain child of LeWitt, where not created by him. He applied the Tom Sawyer principle and had artistic assistants paint huge canvases, interpreting his written instructions. He took the credit. I think it’s brilliant. Starting tomorrow I shall think beautiful thoughts, write them down and have other people draw them and color them in.

My own deficiencies in drawing and coloring in were illustrated at tonight’s class. Gretel prompted me to sign up saying “Just because you are not as good as Father doesn’t mean you can’t paint at all. You should go and learn. You will like it.”  There is wisdom and insight in this, so I decided to have a go. I really loved the class and now I can bring home my artwork and make my adult chidren pin it to the front of the fridge. P.S. My cousin Neal Beggs really is a conceptual artist. You can see one of his recent installations below. As far as I know,he does his own coloring in. We are very proud of him, but often confused. I expect it was the same for LeWitt.

The real thing from Sol LeWitt

A recent installation from Neal Beggs,photographed when exhibited in Belfast,summer 2012

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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