What would happen if we opted out of fashion? If we simply refused to buy anything new and just wore what we had in our closet even as it grew out of date?
My most recent painting brought me to the brink. I reached a point where I was dumbfounded and began to seriously question myself and whether I even know how to make art. Then I came across a brilliant quote.
A couple of days ago, I got to test-run my vision for displaying my embroidery installation, “Dancing with the Devil.” I’ve been hard at work finishing a few last text-based pieces for it. I was inspired by Oxford dictionary’s announcement of the 2018 “Word of the Year,” which, unsurprisingly, and completely apropos to my… Continue reading Dancing with the Devil Embroidery Installation
Lately, I’m in a bit of a rut, artistically speaking. I do not have as much time to work every day. And I am bored with the results when I do sit down to work. I find myself wishing there were more colors in the spectrum, more textures and marks in nature to discover, because… Continue reading Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)
Here we are in April and it already feels like June here in Germany. Only weeks ago we had a frigid cold snap and now we are looking at 80-90°F weather this week. Like most people, I am very tuned into the seasons, especially seeing them unfold outside of my studio window. For the past… Continue reading Studio Update: Spring Explorations