A great new website by painter Henry Samelson called Buddy Of Work has hit the web. The brief: artists post an image of their primary work (painting, sculpture etc) alongside work that they consider peripheral yet wholly integral to their main body of work.
Buddy Of Work honours the shear breadth of visual curiosity and, with no imposed rules, the posts are revealing fascinating insights into artistic practice. I'm reminded of the late artist Prunella Clough (see what I wrote about Ms Clough here in 2008) who regularly took photos of industrial detritus and other objects. Although Clough never used these photos directly they were referenced, perhaps subliminally, to inspire some very beautiful paintings.