I anticipated the need to catch up on sleep post-residency but I didn’t anticipate the difficulty of returning to art making. I’m trying to continue daily sketchbook work but that’s also difficult. There’s a fear of working, a confusion about direction and materials, even subject matter.
I’m synthesizing crit feedback and very glad I recorded 90% of them. I’m hearing/remembering comments/inspiration I’d forgotten-and noticing threads of connection. Kiera Reese, an MFA grad student, reminded me to pick and choose my way through crit comments–that even when various people see things in my work I don’t intend, it can be an opportunity to develop counter-arguments.
blue sky/infernal earth-daily sketchbook ©Vspain
daily sketchbook ©Vspain
A student-led residency workshop addressing possible post-residency issues might be valuable to future Group 1 students.
Faculty: Laurel Sparks
My questions: how to narrow scope? should I move toward fluid line work or works on board?
She was attracted to:
- Mary On the Cross
- Pink Tabernacle
- Enchanted Snow Tree
- line drawings
- daily sketch books
Suggestions for work directions:
- play with size
- raw canvas
- cardboard, thin board
- pliable surfaces
- Judy Chicago dinner plates for patterns
- flattened boxes-box typical and atypical box sizes/shapes
- Arthur Dove
- early Marsden Heartly
- Loiuse Bourgeois-works on paper/fabric
- Philip Guston
- Carroll Dunham
- Lui Shtini
- Chuck Webster
- Forrest Bess
mary on the cross 8×8″
enchanted snow tree15x15″
After a full day of first crits, first Critical Theory class and a Alum Art reception at the end of the day, I actually had energy when I got home @10:15pm to make images.
Day 2-Lesley residency summer 2015