My stay as an artist in residence at Jentel Arts has now come to an end. The time seems to have sped by! I am really happy with what I have been able to accomplish with this month of focused creative production. It’s been an amazing experience here, which will carry into my ongoing body of creative work. If you yourself are an artist, writer or composer, I encourage you to try attending a residency! There are many out there, of all types…. national, international, long or short, some that are fully or partially paid for and others that may ask for a fee. Each is unique with regards to what it offers, but I have never regretted participating in any of the artist residencies that I have gone on. I have met many great creative people who have become life-long friends.
This last week, I took the opportunity to install my cast branches on site and experiment with this beautiful place before my departure. Take a look!
Whenever I do an artist’s residency or have to chance to be in a location other than home for an extended period of time, I try to find the opportunity to do a side project piece. These involve the specifics of the place that I am in, where I install objects that I have created that will interact in a specific way with a site. I tried out three different locations within the area that I was living at in Wyoming. I have found the landscape to be beautiful and inspiring. The white plastic of the branches contrasts with the actual nature. The fake mimics and disrupts the real.