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Summer 2020 | Art in Place

Posted on: Tuesday, August 04, 2020


 [ photo: @ Abigail Doan | studio ]

For many of us, this summer has been an opportunity for exploring the creation of 'art in place' as well as a window for rediscovering materials in our immediate environs. I have aimed to use this unprecedented time to identify new pockets of space in the places where I live and work. I have a small nook in the entranceway to my lakeside home, and I often nest objects in this space as I come and go. It has become a miniature gallery of sorts during the pandemic.


 [ photos: @ Abigail Doan | studio ]

This past year has also inspired me to create mini-raft models for floating and weaving into ... a  project that I initiated with my sons as an activity in local resourcefulness via the incorporation of gathered/recycled materials. To date, we have integrated dried and trimmed reeds, strips of woven amate paper, cord, and white clay beads. We have periodic outings to the lake to see if the models float, but the making itself is often the focus.

 [ above photos: @ Abigail Doan | studio ]

In other studio news, I am happy to announce my joining the Studio Prairie creative community, created by artist Jillian Solotesas well as being a featured artist on ecoartspace. Both projects dovetail with my interest in exploring uncharted territory while also creating community and environmental awareness.




For the remainder of August, a quieter time for me, 
you can always follow my research and current musings here.

Be well.

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