Having a studio space is fun, inspiring and keeps me working in a different way to my practice at home. My studio self is more disciplined and un distracted, my studio is small and cosy with plenty of hanging space for my soft sculptures and papers that I prefer to see hanging loosely. I tend to dream up ideas, collect resources and materials and bring them down to Artsite to continue forming ideas and projects. The studio atmosphere is creative and nurturing in that I can meet and work with other artists as well as spending time alone, a process that seems essential to most artists.
Currently I am working on a ‘ darning as art’ project and continuing the work with masks for the dreaming project at the Richard Jefferies museum – and something close to my heart, workshops for participants to create installations that trace and inform their lives. As an installation artist the studio space provides a workplace for me to develop ideas and roll with them & see progress reflected in my practice. A big thank you and much gratitude for Artsite and fellow studio holders.
With thanks to Lynette Thomas for images and compiling artist statements