Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday Thoughts...

“To be noticed without striving to be noticed, this is what elegance is about” 

Luciano Barbera

I love this. I think I am always striving for exactly this dichotomy in my work and I like that it could be called elegance.

I do want folk to notice my art, but not to make them feel as if they have been forced to, or had their attention so arrested that they couldn't walk by without getting shouted at by it.

The word striving also speaks to me in this quote. It offers me a sense of trying too hard, although I am all for striving to achieve things in general; working hard and persisting. Yet in this context it seems to be slightly more attention-seeking than driven.

I think I shall continue to strive for elegance!

Fiona Dempster - Drifty Dotty alphabet
Photography by Anastasia Karyofillidis


  1. I second what Mo said. Your Drifty Dotty alphabet is sublime and I want to see more, please. Am picturing a floor to ceiling line of white pages that just happen to contain the alphabet...the shadows on the wall and floor are amazing and move and morph as a light breeze moves the full piece...

    1. Thanks for enjoying it somJ! It is a delightful and whimsical piece which drifts and sways, and now lives in someone else's house!

  2. lovely quote. and as always good work.

    1. It is slovenly thought V and I am fond of this wee piece too!


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