Sunday, October 5, 2014

when is a piece finished?

do we know because of an inner feeling or are there objective criteria?

if it comes to fruition quickly, can we call it done?

does the artist need to struggle over the final details?

who answers these questions?

....just a few sunday questions


  1. knowing when a piece is finished and when to leave it to breathe is one of the most difficult things, Your work always has such a feeling of space Irene and this is a wonderfully intuitive piece. Full of space and fluidity. It is finished in my eyes.

  2. I don't know the answers to those questions but I will say that this piece is finished and really beautifull. I love it.

  3. I agree, it feels right to me.
    Sometimes I use the overnight test, if it feels right the next day, it may be?
    I think you have wonderful instincts Irene!

  4. I like this one - a daring composition seemingly split into two but the two relate to each other so well and speak 'across the void'. I would leave well alone!