It’s been a whirlwind. Lightening speed until today and then calm. I packed up my work and painted the walls white. My supplies and artwork is neatly tucked in the corner of a now empty studio. The end comes back to the beginning. A state of freshness and renewal that only white walls can give.
Here are the top 5
1. STUDIO VISITS
From curators to peers it’s been amazing to talk shop, ask a questions and poke holes in my practice. Lots of little light bulb moments that create big change on how I think about my work and what I want to do next. I am so grateful for the time people were willing to exchange and share.
2. WALL SPACE
It was amazing to be surrounded by all the art I made while here. I was crazy productive and it was really impactful to see it all up in one space. It was a lot to take in but it allowed me to see how far I have come.
This residency has been intense. From switching between solitude and group hangs in a new space it has been nice to kick back and relax a bit with a glass of wine with new friends. There are a lot of good people here that have helped me stay sane or at least can sympathize with my thought patterns so I didn’t feel alone. Unlimited cheers and thanks for the words and laughs.
4. PHOTO SERVICES
The trio at photo services is amazing. They documented all my work for me and captured some amazing studio shots along the way. I am so excited to see my work professionally shot and I am so grateful for their time and their talent. They literally saved me over 3 days worth of work. Total GODSEND.
I thought I would be tapped out and need a break from art but honestly, apart from going home and reuniting with my crew, I can’t wait to get back to work. I have a flood of ideas that I can’t wait to try out. I want to push, pull and break my process. Remove the scaffolding and see what I am left with on the page/canvas
NOW time to eat asian food with some of my favorite people and then drive to the airport to pick up my FAVORITE PERSON IN THE WORLD.