Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Residency

I was awarded and accepted a 5 month residency at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC). I started moving parts of my studio down there on March 15th. The studio at KMAC is smaller than my own, but I so enjoy the company and love having a studio downtown, it is inspiring. I especially love being near the river and other art spaces, with both tourists and downtown suit types running around at lunch time.
There are two big windows looking into my studio space from the outside workshop area in the Education Department. I immediately hung my name to claim my space and begin my process here.

The space stills seems sparse to me, which is distracting. I like more visually cluttered places.
Since I've moved in, I've been working old pieces doing experiments. I'm planning out my next series of work and need to run a few experiments to inform what I'm doing.
The more I work on these pieces, the more I realize I need to do some workshops with other artists. I need to learn some new techniques and spend more time on formal elements in my designs. There are so many variables and I have to limit what I'm trying to figure out or I get confused and overwhelmed. Dying combined with applying texture to achieve certain effects is what I'm currently working on. I have some images in my mind of what I want to do, understanding how to best convey those images, (or ideas), is the ever burning question.