As art is a continually active process of creating conceptual sketches & end product, the challenging part is keeping oneself interested in continually pushing one’s own skill levels to the MAX. There is a point that every artist asks - why am i doing this? it’s the very personal answer to this question that drives all artists & creative’s forward into the unknown abyss. we are reflectors of our environment & many personal experiences. each artistic reflection should be unique because all journeys are never the same.
as A chalk and talk teacher of multi-disciplinary draughting and design first and foremost. This since 1994 for various academies. currently an examiner and moderator for the DEPT of higher education and training. Additionally to this has been running QJD design studio and drawing office since 1999. And a principle 3 of 3 wildetect at Wildetecture since 2008. A firm believer that one’s artistic portfolio of work evidence speaks higher volumes than anything else. Don’t just TALK about one’s art work or artistic education, SHOW people rather, show them what’s going on in your head with thousands of conceptual sketches and continual end product designs. Somewhere down the line the dots will join and a practiced skill set will come together to ideally create harmony. If not - keep trying - keep trying. Do artists really ever get to the point they are happy with their work? every sketch is a step closer to practiced skill however like a rainbow is always out of reach. some do get close mind you.
Wildetecture is all about creating an individual artistic identity within an African continent setting. Africa has a dynamic energy completely unique, so ones artistic reflection of this energy is awaiting the individuals color palate. My wildetect work is very much a reflection of Africa’s flora and fauna environments. However I am influenced by the perception of my 3rd generation experience ideas from other continents. So influence is not only limited to immediate surrounds and it’s the idea of global village influence that also creates exciting artistic fusion opportunities. The concept of being a continual student in this artistic journey - makes each work an experimentation of many things - and the end product is the skeletal remains of thought leading to that point. tomorrows work will be an improvement of today’s sketch. Always growing, always improving - nothing that’s alive is static and this should be reflected in ones artistic work. When its all done, whether it was any good or not is secondary to the absolute enjoyment of the artistic life lived and process of creating end product.
So ultimately artistic endeavour is for the individual , its for me and if someone enjoys or is influenced by ones work in some small way , then that would be a great privilege and hopefully their endeavors are far greater than mine.