STUDIO UPDATE

I'm back in the studio!  I spent the last year in leadership at an arts center, making less and less work and now, after resigning and surviving some legit distractions, I'M BACK. I have three commissions, a solo show this winter, and a collaboration to finish up in the next month. Let's talk about that.

I met Steve Banks at an exhibit we both had work in last year. He asked me to collaborate over the winter and now our work will be part of an exhibit of collaborations at Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago in August. See his work and his photos of our team work on his blog, Punching Holes in the Rah Rah.  

Steve's picture from his studio on switch-em-up day

Steve's picture from his studio on switch-em-up day

Some of what I brought to him- We each started two 6'x4' paintings and then traded.

Some of what I brought to him- We each started two 6'x4' paintings and then traded.

Steve's work in my studio- ready to get started

Steve's work in my studio- ready to get started

I seldom have the fear-of-the-blank-canvas problem, but working into someone else's painting is a first for me and not easy to get started on. My first move is to begin excavating; Steve has some beautiful colors hiding under layers of paint, so I'm sanding away on a voyage of discovery.  

The soundtrack to my return to the studio: AFROBEAT!