PERFECT STORM: COLLABORATION | MARTIN DAVIES & VESNA MILINKOVIC
PERFECT STORM: GEOMETRY | part II
introducing… Martin Davies
BAHons Glasgow School of Art
MA Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Living & working on the Holy Isle Eilean MoLaise, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, 2013-present
“I think I have slowly been turning towards the art, moving deeper over a number of months towards some inner expressive channel that had been closed off and inert. Meeting Vesna and seeing images of her work, in many ways strikingly similar to my own, fired some sort of connection and perhaps opened that inner channel. I liked her work and felt an instant rapport. After talking and looking at more examples of each others drawings and paintings we planned to collaborate and see what it would be like to work together.
I look at the work we have done and I think of the island, the Holy Isle. I think of the spirit of community, the atmosphere of meditation and reflection, the nourishing environment and the way people connect. I think of the rugged terrain, the dark earth, the stormy weather and wintry light, the presence of a dark physicality and undeniable energy.
I believe we brought that spirit into the work, channelling the islands energy, sweeping away old patterns and allowing a fresh space to open, to push forward and beyond our usual boundaries. The work has surprised me. It doesn’t look like me yet I feel it is more me than ever. A transformative magic has taken place – the resulting clarity with us working together is more than a doubled effort, it is exponential.
This work symbolises a new beginning, a clearing. The storm of creative energy left me exhausted, yet exhilarated and cleansed. The island brought us together in a unique meeting of minds and spirit – two artists who share a synchronous energy, creativity and identity. “
And so, presenting PERFECT STORM: GEOMETRY – the second part in a series of collaborative charcoal drawings – a geometrically-oriented part II, created with artist Martin Davies…
→ To come, PART III: more drawings, about the collaborative process & the Rokpa Method…