I love forms of 9's, cubes, square and the likes. It is obsessive - I can't help but count things at times but I find a lot of comfort in my nice 9's (we we've already established I'm odd - no need to point this out). Feeling panicked or uneasy I can often find much comfort in mentally rearranging patterns into 9 formations or counting things.
Therefore I was most excited to discover the work of Sol Le Witt whilst doing some research for my current textiles project.
Now not being one to really understand modern art (I will not be claimed to be cultured at all where it is concerned) I was most excited to find somebody's work I could really connect to, though admittedly it had little to do with the art. As far as I'm concerned though, there are no rules when it comes to how you find inspiration.
I filled hours this afternoon (not exactly productively mind) drawing and painting squares feeling most content and now have wonderful ideas of how I am going to turn these wonderful angular visions of symmetric perfection into a fascinator.
I shall keep you all updated as I know you're just as excited and as rivoted by this as I am.........