It’s 5 a.m. - 5:30 at the latest - when the alarm goes off. A cup of green tea, a quick look at the emails from Europe, a flip through the news in television, looking for a good one. A quick run to have access to the"real world", a shower and a packet lunch for his studio, the fantastic world.
Austin Eddy’s perfect day starts early, because good ideas come in the morning. The air is stirred by the smell of fresh colors. Their intensity can be perceived with eyes closed. First of all, before starting work, he selects colors. That’s why Austin Eddy’s works are so harmonious. The inspiration arrives, slowly. Matisse and Picasso ideally relive their historical antagonism in the artist’s touch; Mirò is always present, but it’s some times necessary to forget our models, to find new expressions. Austin leaves the cardboard, picks up some sliver of wood and starts to assemble them.Then, he starts to paint again, thinking suddenly about mushrooms as the symbol of the spontaneous and mysterious creation of nature, freely uncontrolled.
Eddy goes back to the assemblage, and has another intuition, not related, this time, to the research of subjects, but to the sense of space. He thinks of the garden. Related to the marvellous, the garden is the human touch on the nature creation and has a clearly defined limit. The garden is color, it hides fantastic creatures, it is geometric when it’s French, surprising when it’s Italian, wild when it’s English, and all these elements are mixed together in Austin Eddy’s artworks: the importance of the composition and the symmetry, the unexpected appearence, the free research of the materials. Everything is precious in a garden, even the smallest piece of wood. The artist goes on with visionary combinations, starting from his real cues, reaching an high level of abstraction. New York turns on with a colored bulb tighted up on a "Wooden Mushroom". On another artwork, the mechanism of a clock ticks, slowly, and opens a gap between the Austin’s imaginary garden and the city that is waiting, outside.