Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is an artist who has been a motivational figure for me since I studied Fine Arts. What he did was ground breaking. It was inspirational. Now, having been lucky enough to have seen his retrospective at the Tate Modern, I see that his work was far more extensive and far reaching than I remember. What is striking is the curiosity, imagination and variety of his endless experiments — his sense of humour — his outlook on life and art.
Interview with Esther Boehm
WHAT MADE YOU COME TO DOCKING?
Proximity to the coast and London as well as the dry windy atmosphere which dries the screens more quickly! Childhood memories – my grandmother was born and lived in Norfolk all her life.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE GETTING LINKED UP WITH THE ARTISTIC COMMUNITY IN NORFOLK?
Moving to Norfolk and meeting Liz Falconbridge at the Kings Lynn Arts Centre created links to the local art scene and thats how I got involved with WNAA. Its such a diverse group as well and provided opportunities to exhibit and lead numerous workshops and meet interesting artists.