Mixed media. 2020
Adjustment what we are all being asked to contemplate. How do we alter our routines, habits and movements to accommodate the pandemic? What adjustments do we need to make to tend to our state of mind and emotional well being?
This piece reflects the mixed emotions that accompany the "new reality." The Great Mother has sent us to our rooms to reflect on our behavior. There is sadness, confusion, and a dark dimension to the chaos. And yet we are gestating a new paradigm, nestled in our cocoons awaiting metamorphosis.
The pandemic has been a mixed blessing for my art practice. On the one hand, many people are supporting the arts right now! I've made more sales in the past few months than in all my previous years as a professional artist.
On the other hand, I was unable to go to my studio for the first few months as we all figured out how to manage being in public. I miss the daily interactions with other artists, and the First Friday studio tours I used to do in RiNo where I met so many collectors and other artists. I feel a bit isolated.
I've restructured as a result, found a new studio that is more protected, where I feel comfortable to work. More and more, I've been working on smaller works that I can do at my kitchen table so I don't have to go out as much. I have also decided to return to my home in Crestone and build a home studio on my land there as I feel more comfortable in rural Colorado at the moment.
Thanks for this opportunity!