Process, process, process…the important thing for an artist to do is work on different processes…to move forward in their works. In these two pieces I have been working on, I took time to investigate cloud forms by watching the sunset. As you can see the picture is in it’s beginning stages slowly heading into a maturer form. The other piece is based off shapes and maps that have become a interest to me as of lately. I find myself looking from my works at my residency and realizing I was focusing on places I have been to and some cultures I have interacted with. Is it a step forward yes. It is nice to simplify your art pieces to make them beautiful just like this finished piece:
So fans as you can see, artist take different processes in order to create works of art. It has been an enjoyable experience and I can not wait to show you what’s next in my studio! I have a couple things coming soon so please stay tune!
Welcome fans! It’s been almost a week since I have been here in Truth or Consequences, NM and it has been an amazing experience so far. I have traveled around this small town to soak in the culture and arts of the Southwest during my artist residency. The food here is amazing and would recommend to visit the little restaurants in town from “Passion Pie” to “Latitude 33”. If you like your food hot, make sure you have the green and red chilies! Especially Hatch chilies. Amazing!
Beside food, I have look at the culture around the town, which is different from St. Louis, MO. Instead of seeing rows of trees, you see rows of mountains and deserts. Yes it is very hot and dry here, so if you get burnt easily. I highly recommend to bring sunscreen!
The other thing you will notice when you are in Truth or Consequences, NM is the quietness of the town. Instead of the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic down HWY 270 in St. Louis, MO, you find few cars humming around HWY 25 in NM. I see more people walking or biking to the local stores instead of using cars. It’s a different culture and town here, but I am appreciating it fully!
As an artist you have to take time for yourself to become engross in your work again. Sometimes the only way that happens is taking yourself out of your normal lifestyle to something completely new to you involving yourself into an Artist Residency. I will be writing a detail response to this Starry Night Residency in a week.
So as I head back to the studio to work and talk to the fellow artist in residencies, take time to get out of your normal routine you never know where it will take you.