Empty Studio

New things must be coming in the studio, because it’s pretty empty right now.  I actually can’t stand the sight of it.  However, it just means that most of my current work is out in the real world getting looked at, and that is so gratifying.  I make all of these things in the comfort control room that is my studio. I am making it mostly for myself, to challenge my ideas, to see if I can make something from nothing, to carry out an idea on a theme.  Now, I’ve allowed it to leave my little bubble and be out among all the other viewers, purveyors of art.  I’m excited for these opportunities, and of course it’s great to have shows and exhibits to get a feel for how one’s work is perceived.  Next week, I’ll have the opportunity to go to that exhibit, talk a little about why and how I made those pieces and field questions about what people get out of what they’re looking at.  It’s scary and wonderful all at the same time.

But in the meantime, I haven’t had much time inside the studio this week. Between being back at my day job and dropping of my work for the exhibit, there has been very little time for making.  Next week, should balance out and I’ll be back in, completing some pieces and taking the leap to start another series (I hope).  The empty studio makes me think about possibilities!

But here are a few shots of this week, just to give you some perspective:

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New Threads hang off the edge of a piece.  Almost complete.
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Threads and floor.
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Time to fill the wall again!
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New piece, ready to be shown! (Ohio, Mississippi confluence)
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Where I unpacked all my pieces for a beautiful space in Falls Church, can’t wait to visit my pieces next week.
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Unpacking started, the big one (A Confluence) is rolled up on the floor.
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Picked up the painting in this exhibition catalogue this week.  What a great opportunity to be a part of the Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition.
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A new piece, and maybe a new series.  This one is being donated to the Workhouse. Hope to explore this more in 2017.

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