AN ARTIST STATEMENT is the artist’s own, spontaneous and honest words that convey the spirit behind the work, their description of what inspires them, what they are trying to achieve, the muse behind their creations.
Graeme Wilkie has been motivated by a long and passionate relationship with clay and creativity. I hope to be the conduit to share this, with the viewer. The way I approach, use and fire clay as the medium for this communication. Throughout my ceramic career the skills and techniques, I have acquired are now become secondary to this task. I use the word medium to heighten the awareness of the creator’s ‘intent’ rather than to define any process other than that of the act of creation.
As my harshest critic with years of fighting with myself, art theorems, fashion, power politics and social etiquette, the bitter sweet surrender of ‘all’ this is enabling me to work encumbered.
“A lifetime is passing and the meaning of my work is still not conclusive. The source of originality is from the inner self and task ahead is to work free of the mind.” – Graeme Wilkie