David Watson Hood, visual artist
“Tables of Unspoken Dreams”
My current ongoing project is funded by
Visual Artists Award Scheme and Craft Makers Scheme:
Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire 2012.
The project will centre on the creation of a group of works that while contemporary and personal in subject matter utilise forms and techniques from the traditions of Chinese scholars' art. It will encompass work in painting, seal cutting, hard stone carving, bone carving, wood carving, carpentry, ceramics and other techniques including the complex scroll mounting process itself.
The backbone of the collection will be paintings in Sumi ink and colour scroll mounted on silk. Each hanging scroll or group of paintings to be displayed with a small table in front on which would be arranged a group of “scholars’ objects” that in some way resonate with the image.