What do you want the audience to take away from your work? Georgie
I can’t dictate how the audience responds to my work and I’m not trying to elicit a specific reaction. But I do believe that the symbolic weight encoded within the materials themselves has the capacity to transform viewers who enter, unconsciously or consciously, into their energetic space, and that an installation of these materials could become a space of shared human experience, compassion for self and other, and individual and collective transformation.Artiq
You offer workshops both from your studio and at other locations. What is the mission that motivated you to start this project? Georgie
To me, it is a small tragedy that so many people have been led to believe they are not creative just because they didn’t do well in art at school or they’re not technically skilled. To me, art is a natural mode of expressing emotions, connecting to one’s own authentic voice, and playing! The lightness of creativity can be forgotten in the seriousness and often inaccessibility of the art world. I think this is changing though, gradually, as the powerful effects of art-making are increasingly understood.
I know these benefits first-hand; art as a tool has helped me make many aspects of my unconscious conscious, and to practise skills such as letting go of control and trusting the process (in art and life). It is my mission to help dispel the myth of art-elitism and I could go on about how art, practised in the way I teach, is proven to decrease anxiety and depression, encourage more open-minded thinking, uplevel CQ (Creative Intelligence) and increase feelings of calm and clarity. But it’s better if you try it for yourself! (I would say book a class but I’m actually sold out all year, however, please feel free to have a gander and join the waitlist
as cancellations do happen - and I’ll be adding more dates very soon).