Exploring the parallels between art, life, and farming is opening up a new avenue of work that is layered with texture and symbolism. Delving into the culture of the Chinese family that own the farm I'm paired with, has given me an even deeper appreciation for my own immigrant farming roots.
Have you ever wondered how artists decide to title their artwork? If it isn’t obvious (ex, “Mill Pond Bridge”), is there a secret meaning behind the titles of artwork? I used to think this was a mysterious language only understood by artists, especially when I visited modern art exhibits in museums and galleries, and the titles didn’t always make sense to me. After years of making art every day, I developed a method to track my work, and so my titles became a type of code for me to remember my process.
Then I discovered an attendee at a show was embarrassed to ask me what the title of one of my pieces meant...
Artists studios are full of all kinds of fun materials. Among beautiful pigments, inks, clays, and glues there are also toxic solvents, cleaners, and resins. In addition to considering more sustainable materials, artists must consider following safety protocols to protect themselves.
When artists think about becoming more sustainable in their studios, it's easy to. get completely overwhelmed by the many different options. Once we start looking, it seems like there's room for improvement everywhere. Here are two of the fundamentals every artist needs to consider first.
When I decided to convert my studio to become more sustainable and non-toxic, I thought it was going to be as easy as a few web searches and changing suppliers. Hah! Not at all. Here's where my journey started...
Do you donate to charities or non-profits? If so, do you prefer small community-based charities or large, powerful national ones? Do you know which ones effectively support their cause and which ones waste the most money? Here's a summary of what I look for when considering if I want to donate...
Artists set their studios up in whatever space they have available. Sometimes they’re lucky to have a spare bedroom, finished basement, or even a separate building, like a barn. I work out of my garage.
Who doesn’t love a good road-trip? I know, I know, they’re not for everyone… some people cringe at even the thought of being in a car for long stretches of time. Especially if they live in an urban area, and long periods of time in a car equates gridlock and road rage. But sometimes the open road calls to me, and I want to explore at my own pace.
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