Pinhole Negative #2, March 2014
Adriana and I transformed our bathroom into a darkroom today in order to experiment with our pinholes. More to come.
more photos coming soon
It was a gardening sort of day.
Collision - Amelie Beaudroit (a Rensing art resident with Adriana and I)
Adriana, Age 23, February 2014
Adriana, Ellen, and Me at The International Center of The Upstate Gala, March 1, 2014.
Nature Studies, #1-3, February 2014
First Residency Collaboration, February 2014. Mixed media (cardboard, clay, twig ash, blue colored pencil).
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:15PM.
I am in love with life down in Pickens, SC!
Yesterday I spent seven hours working out in the front yard and woods of the Pottery studio, collecting and burning a huge amount of branches and leaves (pictures to come). Meanwhile, Adriana and Amélie planted peas and cleaned the garden adjacent to the Pottery studio. At the end of the day, with my back and feet satisfyingly soar, I sat down, soaked in the remaining flames of my first ever bone fire, feeling truly happy and content.
Today, Ellen, Amélie, Adriana, and I ventured into Greenville, SC which is truly an amazing city. It is so progressive; it kind of reminds me of a Richmond/European city mix. Really beautiful.
We went into Greensville in order to see the space that Ellen, Adriana, Amélie, and I will be doing this interactive quilt piece at the International Center of The Upstate gala on March 1st. We will have this huge piece of quilt backing down on the ground and then different colored fabric pieces for partygoers to cut and place onto the backing. The theme of the gala is “The Colors of the World” and, therefore, the purpose of our project is to ask attendants the question: “what color best defines you and your culture?” I am so excited about this opportunity! Not only do I get to make a collaboration piece with Ellen and Amélie, I also have this rare chance to soak in all sorts of people, cultures, foods, music, conversations, art, clothes, and dances. And all this is happening in South Carolina. The progressiveness of this place has greatly surprised me … I mean don’t get me wrong, there are the typical southern, rural stuff going on too. It’s just a wonderful blend of both.
A collaboration with Adriana, June 2013. What will this residency and our creative time together bring!?