In February 2020, right before the pandemic thrust us into hiding, I was honored with an artist residency in the idyllic region of Champagne-Ardenne, France. Fresh croissants every morning and country cuisine in the evening. I stayed in a 19th century “hunting lodge” or chateau and my studio with in the old stable. I was there with artists from about the world, young, not so young and everything in between. A delightful mix of writers, visual, performance and a lone musician. It was a magical time to work with no distractions, contemplate my work and get back to my yoga. Looking forward to returning
Box of Contemporary Space (BoCs) Cosenza, Italy
During the summer of 2019, I spent three fabulous weeks touring around Italy. I flew into Venice for a few days visiting the Biennale, and getting lost exploring the city of many canals. Then, I was off to Florence for a lunch date, (really) to catch-up with friends and colleagues followed by an overnight in Naples. BEST PIZZA ever!
While in Italy I attended a two week artist residency at the Box of Contemporary Space in the city of Cosenza, located in the foothills of Calabria in the southern most region of Italy. At the residency, I met some amazing people and greats artist. I was fed thee fabulous meals a day and let us not forget the fantastic regional wines. I didn't think it could be any better.
At the end of my residency, before leaving for home I spent a few (hot) days in Rome. Not having tickets to the big museums and attractions (and not wanting to stand in long lines in the extreme heat) I ventured out to see lesser known churches, museums, and attractions that were equally if not better to their famous counterparts. One afternoon, (my best day in Rome) I found a gallery guide and got lost in the back allies finding these hidden gems. This was a truly amazing trip.
From the studio
Giving the walls a bit of a shine with a coat of paint. This will give the studio much added light and will help with seeing/color/ and photographing the work.