After settling into the new garage studio space, I thought back on the places my studio had resided (or not) in the past year. There was the shared art residency space, and the private garage studio, and also the mobile, create on-the-go approach I used for a few months. I had been thinking of the residency as a special time/place where you could accomplish things you couldn't otherwise do, but maybe this wasn't true. Perhaps, it was a matter of attitude. What if you approached your everyday studio with the mindset that it was your personal art residency space? What if that residency lasted 365 days rather than thirty? I have been entering the studio daily with the same sense of motivation and urgency that I felt during the residency, yet there is no anxiety of a looming deadline and I am working from my garage.
Much of my energy is due to me having several unfinished works which I have recently unboxed. All of those half-completed sculptures from the residency are now serving as a nice starting place. I also have been developing an installation project, called the Erotic Environment. Below you can see the beginnings of that project in white. More about that soon...
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