What also chimed with me was that the technique had been employed ,initially, as a stage in his creative process only to develop into the art works themselves. Here I find my lack of proper art education a difficulty as I always feel a distinct lack of vocabulary ,properly employed, to discuss what I have seen.
I was also aware that work which close to had a rough quality to it, when viewed from a distance lost that.
In Oceania I marvelled at the totally simple lines that created the image of swallow or swift and it's freedom of the air.
I really loved the impact of the Vence studio wall recreation in Room 5 with all those amoebic shapes filling the wall. Their organic, restless movement and continuous lines a little like water in that the eye was always moving to see a new set of relationships between the positive and negative spaces created. I bought a print for my studio so I can enjoy the brilliant colours and sense of fun which it brings me, I smile when I see it!
The technical feat of drawing with charcoal on the end of a long pole was interesting as I find it difficult even with a long paintbrush!
What a creative mind was on show with these images, even more so when one recalls all his earlier works and the wonderful use of colour in these. I loved the show and came back smiling and happy!
Out on the millennium bridge the views of London were stunning but my eye was caught by a more modest scale building beside the Thames which looks like the start of a quilt design!