Uprising, 2007, Anna Horsnell Wade
The summer is slipping away and early August is time to take a breath between exhibits, tidy up the studio and reassess where I am in this year's plans for my artwork. It's interesting to look back at earlier artwork to see what progress has been made, what direction I seem to be moving, and where I'd like to yet go with my work. Uprising is an earlier work actually completed in 2007. Interesting to view it now and consider its value. Does age diminish artwork? Or does the artwork improve with age? What standards must a work meet initially to be of value, and what of public taste or appreciation of that art? Does the artist's evolving skill or reputation effect the value of earlier work? Certainly. Curious to consider all these things. To quote the song by the Beatles, the life of a painting can often be a "long and winding road."
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art