While the Roman God Janus is used to represent the New Year I prefer to think of him presiding over this season. Looking back over what has been, looking forward to what is next. I am not a great one for looking back, my work is always about the next thing I am working on, but occasionally I like to have a little nostalgic evaluation.
Enough rambling on, what I wanted to share was the film 'Flanagans Wake' by Peter Bach shown on BBC 2 on Tuesday and renamed 'The Man Who Sculpted Hares'. If you missed it you can get is it by unmissing it on the iPlayer. It was a film that showed great sensitivity to the artist, the work, and the people who appreciate it. It was a perfectly fitting way of documenting the work of the artist in the last days of his life, as he suffered from the debilitating Motor Neurone Disease. There is a bit more about the film project on the Barry Flanagan Estate website which is linked here.
Barry Flanagan's poignant explanation of the driving force behind his work struck a chord in me.