We recently had an interim show at the House gallery in Camberwell, which doubled as our mid term review.
This etching is the piece I submitted for review, which takes the form of 10 minutes of discussion of your work among your peers, during which you are not allowed to speak, followed by someone reading a statement prepared by you, outlining what you hoped your work would convey.
This piece was not well received. I was surprised by the strength of negative opinion towards it, however I will say that the criticism was constructive. Among the things pointed out were:
If it is a crowd scene, why are there so few people?
There is no real subject matter or focal point, and your eye simply skirts across the image and off the end.
The background makes the whole image look flat.
It looks like a test piece.
The issue of size, this image is slightly larger than an A4 piece of paper, people felt I should work much larger.
Certainly gave me a lot to think about!