I have been thinking about my work through the work of Anslem Kiefer. His work has historical and political context. I am questioning why I am interested in the decaying old wooden structures on the banks of the river Severn. Is it because of their historical origins? Revealing, disappearing, the ebbing and flowing of the water over them? Revisiting the same places and structures within those places.
Kiefer references other artists work. Revisiting the sunflowers like Van Gough. Kiefer uses the sunflowers embedded in his work. His interest with German Romantic painting exploring the idea of the Sublime through the work of Casper David Friedrich.
An interesting idea Kiefer had was to make work responding to the architecture of the building it will be shown in, the exhibition at the RA, a physical interaction with the bricks and mortar.