…about…

…so this is a blog where I will put my experiments in art writing…those bits and pieces that are outside the usual framework for reviewing…that won’t get published (probably)…

(…an example would be the generally unacceptable reference to oneself…or should I say ‘I’…and one’s own experiences…or even ‘my own experiences’ i.e. “On the way to the show I fell into a puddle and had to go home and change and by the time I came back the show was over”… or… going off on

…weird tangerines…

…sorry, tangents…)

…and really, to me, (there’s me there!), all writing about art is reviewing in the sense you – me, I, – take one show…or a work…and when you start in on it all the things you have been thinking about…yourself, your own work, your peer’s work, the world….feed into it…

…the work is the anchor for thoughts as they fly about in the necessarily…by definition…undefined sphere which the arts inhabit…

(incidentally…

…speaking of anchors….

….one of my concerns is to try and stop explaining so much…

…and of course here I have fallen at the first paragraph…

…but damn we need that anchor…

…we need that place to start…

…don’t we?)

…there won’t be pictures mostly…except when I use pictures…because I want to experiment with graphic elements too…so then there will be pictures…but not photographs…unless I decide to use those…

…(she explained)…

…and why call it Tractor Tractor Tractor?I am not going to explain that…

…oh but I have to as I decided to use a word that jumped out at the first post and resist changing it or fiddling with it because that’s what I do too….over-work, over-think, over-explain…and I want to stop over-working, over-thinking, over-explaining…because it’s tiring…

…but…

…an additional admission here…

…another fence, another falling because…

…there was still work as…

…the name Tractor was taken…

…so I then called it TractorTractor…

…and (surprisingly) the name was also taken (who?!who?!…is TractorTractor?!)

…undeterred, I perservered..

…ergo…

…TractorTractorTractor.