Monday, August 24, 2009
I do miss my studio in Italy, now that I am back here in lovely summertime Rhode Island. I think it's more the desire to get back to work than anything. I had begun to really get into these drawings. I was trying to find a way to use my drawing skills, to build on my collage style, and to respond to the place I was in. Using walnut dye and squid ink and berry juice was really fun, and I think I was moving towards creating something that spoke both to my nostalgic lean and my desire to make contemporary drawings (ie: how would these drawings look in handsome frames, installed salon-style on a venetian plastered wall in the Castello Di Rivoli?)
I hope they are doing well, rolled up in a tube somewhere between Berlin and Providence. When I get them back, I hope to be ready with my seppo di neria and my fancy mechanical pencil.
Here's the summer studio, as it developed. June - August 2009.
Dear Bowie did a marvelous job organizing her Wassaic Project weekend. During a break in sunny art-cationing, we went for a swim, and explored these mysterious mounds. there's nothing like a swimming hole tucked out of the August sun, and then to escape poison-ivy free in the end.