a brush with colour
I used to think in binary.
Everything was either good or bad
and questions were to be answered with a yes or no.
I was living in a black and white world.
Then I had a brush with colour.
Initially I had no idea what to do with it
Should i hold on to it?
Should I let it go
and give it its freedom to go where it wanted to?
Should I try to shake it off
and create an accidental mark?
Or as the brush with colour was in hand
should I deliberately make a mark?
I decided to take all the options open to me.
I enjoyed every action.
And the results were surprising.
Then, later, I no longer used the brush
But I had the colour
and I enjoyed every opportunity to use it.
I poured it
spread it with a knife
and scraped it.
And the results were revealing.
Now I use every means of applying colour
and my colour range includes black and white and any shade of grey.
On occasions I even use a brush with colour.
Walter Wall’s exhibition opens 19th December at 10am.