A blank canvas is full of promise, an open plain waiting in lay for us to cast upon it our infinite depth of creativity. Except it isn’t. Not really.
Many years ago I was due to exhibit some graphic design work. The deadline was just two days away and I had nothing ready. Nothing to exhibit. I was not having fun.
That night, two days before the show, inspiration arrived. At a very inconvenient time – 3am. Typical. But hurrah, I’d thought up a solution. I felt lighter.
The idea was this: I’d create a blank canvas in Photoshop measuring 100cm x 100cm. I would then open a web browser and start copy and pasting images from a Google image search right onto that Photoshop canvas. I’d do this five times in total – five pieces of work to exhibit.