I really enjoyed the Bob Trotman exhibit at the Visual Arts Center. He works in a variety of mediums, colors, and medias. I was really intrigued by the use of motion in his works. It made me wonder what process he goes through in choosing how to bring a starting idea into creation. It's difficult fro us to create motion based pieces, but we could include other senses apart from simple observation. Many of the pieces seemed to be based around wood, which is a very durable substance. Yet other pieces and parts included liquids and plastic. I wonder if Trotman thinks about longevity of his works, or is simply focused on getting the idea out here and now. This is important as I think about the type of work I am interested in as well as the importance of being effective in getting a message across quickly. If your work cant sustain for very long, you have to get your point across quick to the people who do access it. These large, substantial works also made me think and question about how he began doing these types of works. I wonder what originally inspired him or connected him to the medium of wood, and how his life before the works are shown within them.
Charlotte Wilmouth, born and raised in Richmond, VA. This site is for my work and things which inspire me to try something new. This is a blog for my art.