Stiwdio Maelor Residency

Today, I go to wales to start a 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 December 2015 and is based in the ‘picturesque slate quarrying village’ Corris.

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An early study which has inspired the idea for the residency.

Stiwdio Maelor iconsist 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 I want to let it progress naturally. My work usually I explores thoughts, I want ot use the residency to explore emotions.

Emotions and thoughts are linked, thoughts have emotional reactions and I and want to explore the idea that 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.

This are just ideas, I am excited to see where they lead.

I will post here about the residency and what I have learnt it but in the mean time you can follow my experience and see the work i produce on Twitter and Instagram, you can also see more of my drawings, visit Works.

More about Stiwdio Maelor and its residency can be found here.

 

 

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