Inspiration Through Process

As you enter the room there are six large paintings to the left, and 42 works on paper cover the entirety of the right wall of the room, mounted directly to the wall in a close-knit grid. Duckworth creates these “sketches” to flesh out preliminary ideas for the larger, more fully realized Buddha paintings in the next room. Their placement provides a singular glimpse at the component parts that make up the Buddha series of paintings. The multitude of layers, repetitive imagery, and sheer volume of pieces indicates the tenacity and consistency of Duckworth’s practice and investigation - displaying  the depth and interconnectivity of content, technique, and on a greater scope, the synergy between his artistic practice and daily life. Duckworth says, “I don’t wait for inspiration to bloom, I’ve found it arises naturally from my daily creative practice: inspiration comes out of the work.”