I just read an article on Reddot Blog debating the importance of working in series.
Working in series in new for me and I’m really loving it. Last year I worked the same process idea many times, and in so doing, inadvertently created some series, which indeed gave me more to talk about with people. Currently I’m working on a new series which is exciting because it’s the first time the idea has come to me AS a series. This one has a chronological energy to it, and I’ve been compelled to produce new pieces quickly as the ideas show up (interestingly, they’re chronological in the story they make up but have showed up in random order). I’m currently at eight pieces for this series, and only one of them is decidedly finished, so I’m working alternately on the other seven, while open to the idea that more may well show up! This has been amazing, truly feeling like an energy coming “through” me rather than “from” me. I’m going along for the ride! Really looking forward to when the series is finished, and laying out the story on the walls around my studio in a way that can help me “tell it”.
Will be posting some photos of this work in progress shortly.