Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This morning, for some reason, I've chosen to rummage through what I like to call the 'information box' --a storage container in which I keep projects that didn't quite go anywhere and pieces of textiles I've used to test out new techniques which were less than successful.
Some of these bits I throw away immediately but many of them I keep because sometimes they provide interesting information. I don't look through the box very often but when I do it's sort of a strange trip down memory lane. I see the ways I innocently and earnestly tried something new, and even though they didn't quite work out at the time, I can see now how I've more masterfully incorporated the techniques into my practice.
It's a visual representation of humility and I think that's an important box to look in every once in a while.
Monday, September 24, 2012
I'm home, for a bit, after several more journeys over the past month.
Textures and fragments created and collected along the way are slowly being integrated into the studio.
Some interesting preliminary conversations are beginning to happen.
I'm looking forward to how these will grow into dynamic and lasting relationships.