I recently learned that one of my favorite architects, Carlo Scarpa, also made stunning glasswork. Beautiful forms and techniques, an inspiring show of Carlo Scarpa's Venetian Glass is currently on view at The Met. On view through March 2nd.
ok. i'm back. i did it. i managed to get my artist statement out on paper. i'm not going to post it here, but i will talk about the process a little...
i've been working and reworking my artist statement over a few years now. i suppose that an artist statement is something that is in continual revision as the work develops and changes. with that in mind i think i can live with what i've written....for now.
in the past, when i've tried to write one of these things, my self-conciousness would get in the way. this time, i decided to try writing it with a different approach - which was to write with a more personal perspective. (and not try and edit myself before the words even come out). letting it be about what i see and what i am thinking rather than what i was hoping the viewer would think. so there. it's done. if anything, it was an exercise in getting words out of my head and onto a page. there is something about writing it down - taking a stand. even if some ideas are temporary, the beauty is being able to see the continuous thread as it gets revised and figure out what's important to me when i make my work.
Super excited to get going on this pile. The newest addition to my studio practice this year has been making paintings on paper. Arches oil paper allows you to paint direct with no prep work! It's a dream to work on and has really made it easy to make paintings on paper.