Galen Cheney, Molly Bosley, Kit Donnelly, Lyal Michel, Janet Fredericks, Kathleen Fiske, Lily Hinrichsen, Irene Cole, Warren Kimble, and of course there were many more (fifty-six of us altogether).
Here are a few more pix of my work in progress, maybe some are finished:
This is just some of what I worked on. The verticals are 11"x30".
Another valuable experience from the residency was coming to terms with my own limitations - my attention span, my stamina. Not just how-long-can-I-stay-in-the-studio, but How Long Can I Sustain An Idea? Do my ideas only go so far and then peter out? What happens when I try to push an idea further than my usual attention span and studio time allow? I tend to work in short series, and often feel like I flit from one thing to another, and yet I know that common themes and aesthetic issues surface across various series and bodies of work. Should I be more intentional? Should I try to push my ideas further? Should, should, should.
What I discovered is that my brain peters out before my physical stamina for staying in the studio. I want to be working longer, but the paintings come to a point where they need to be left alone for a bit, even if I work on several at once. My work is pretty decision-intensive, even though the decisions are intuitive. There is very little "busy work" that I can do on my paintings when my brain is tired. So maybe this is a good time to make patterned collage papers, do cut-outs of shapes that I am now painting, make repetitious marks, or go back to my 4"x4" collage-paintings (of which I did NONE last week), or push paper around. Thanks for listening!