‘Neon Power’: The Journals of Lili Morgan #9 (Emerging Abstract Neon Artist)

11 Jul

Revolution Green

Several months have gone by  since Lili left her Visitor Peep/Artist In Residence position, and now she has returned for her regular fortnightly blog-spot. Lili will be taking us along with her on her painterly journey and the development of her work with ‘neons’. While Lili’s with us we’ll also be setting her up with a mini- collaboration and Lili will have access to mentoring if needed.

 Here’s Lili:

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Wednesday 10th July

” As usual the last two weeks have flown by, but this time, in a haze of sunshine!

 I have finished 0511 which I decided to save to share on here. I am quite pleased with it, as the fireworks really stick out. I used thick white acrylic for them and painted them over with the uv paint. It is lovely when an experiment turns out satisfactorily!
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0511 Neoned

0511 by Lilli Morgan (with Neons)

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 I also completed my collaborative picture with the lovely poet Nat Hall. I expect you can now understand why I described her poem called ‘Prelude’ as beautiful! She is certainly very talented. My picture included some gold, which unfortunately didn’t show up under the UV light. It was quite a busy picture with moons, and dancing neons, and a red haze which represented the static of the music. The gold was supposed to represent the angels, but never mind, I guess that when the angels are around us, we don’t always see them.
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Prelude by Lili Morgan inspired by a poem of the same name by Nat Hall

Here’s the link to the poem

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I have decided that I am going to take on a more minimal approach to my painting. I will share some with you when they are finished.
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 This is my last journal before I go on holiday to Spain. I have family there and they have told me that there is an artist that sells his pictures in a bar in Port Mazarron which is literally a 10 minute walk from where I will be staying. I am going to go to see his pictures and if he will let me I will take some photos to show you.
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 Also, with the theme of travel, I have a very dear friend who lives in Margate that I am going to visit on my return from Spain. Margate has a very exciting emerging art scene, so it will be good to connect with other artists whilst I am there, and to visit some galleries and The Turner Contemporary. I have been to TC once before on a previous visit and they were exhibiting some work by Tracey Emin. I found her art very emotional. I think she had done her art for the exhibition when she had split up with a partner, and I left feeling very sad for her. I hope she is feeling happier now!”
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 I will keep you updated on my next visit, and hopefully share some photos with you.
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 Anyway, time for me to go and I will catch up with you again on my return from Sunny Spain!
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 Adios,
Lili X
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If you want to see more of Lili’s journaling and path you can find her lurking under the Visitor Peep Tab on our site menu.
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Or you can follow Lili on Twitter here:
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Equally, you can find out about our last Visitor Peep Project ‘Interactions and Intersections’ with artist Kelly Occhiuzzo, You can find out more here, here, here, here and here.
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