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Friday, November 9, 2018

Sharing artistic advice from Michael Craig-Martin in 2010

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Call it Fan mail!
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 14:20:23 +0100
 From: Michael Craig-Martin
To: John Conway

Dear John

Thank you for your great response to my new website. There are some 
things still to be added but it all takes a lot of time.

I advised students that to concentrate on what ones good at (and not 
worry about what one isnt), do what gives you pleasure in the doing, 
make what you want to see yourself, make everything you do be the most 
it can be, persist.

best wishes

Michael
On 19 May 2010, at 13:16, John Conway wrote:

> Dear Michael,
>
> Your website is great!
>
> There is a great sense of how your work progressed since the 60's and 
> I love the way you broke it into different decades. It's one of the 
> best artist websites I've come across yet.
>
> I read in your biography that you lectured. I'm going through a bit 
> of artist's block and I was thinking as I looked through your work: 
> What kind of advice did you give your students when teaching?
>
> Yours sincerely,
>
> John Conway

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Five horsemen running amid a green landscape with dark clouds waving their swords and whooping in the wind

Shape, colour and the image are central to what I love about the creative process, how all of that comes together with any number of infinite results, it's fun.

I draw these horsemen because I'm stuck on them as a subject. First they were shapes, and now they are starting to become something, an image slowly emerging from basicness into work I can call my own. Ride on across the green land, you whooping horsemen!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018