Today, I go to wales to start my residency at Stiwdio Maelor. I will have two full weeks, free from distraction to concentrate solely on my work, I cannot wait.
My residency runs from Sunday the 22nd of November until the Sunday 6th December2015 and based in the ‘picturesque slate quarrying village’ Corris.
The Stiwdio Maelor itself consist of two studios, for use by local artists (currently Veronica Calarco and Helen Ingham), and three studio/bedrooms for visiting artists and writers.
Instead of having a strict plan, I have more of an area of interest that I want to explore and to let it progress naturally.
My work usually I explores thoughts, with the residency I want to explore emotions.
Emotions and thoughts are linked, thoughts have emotional reactions and having no thoughts (meditation) should let emotions rise up/come to the surface.
I want to use observational drawing as a tool for meditation; been present through focusing, and to help build awareness.
I want to explore the link between colour and emotions, drawing with colour to draw and express emotions.
I will post about the residency and what I have learnt it when I’m back but in the mean time you can follow my experience and see the work i produce on:
More about Stiwdio Maelor and its residency can be found here.