When Michigan-based Curator Kate Garman invited me to participate in Coming Home: Sticks & Squares. I said yes without hesitation. Did it matter that I agreed to produce a very large wall piece for a space 23 feet high x 16 feet wide in late November 2015 whilst also completing a commission for a local hospital in Cleveland. (pictures to be posted when I have proper images).
There are obstacles and challenges with every artwork I make.
My challenge is to make large work in a very small room.
The fully realized work isn't known to me until it is installed in a gallery.
It takes a bit of faith, inner strength, and trust that the process will produce my desired results.
You can Get Anywhere You See
It would be fabulous to have a large studio, however we all want something that we don't have and I cannot allow an obstacle to distract me.
I trust my process, instincts, love for making art, and love for wanting to see my lines that are cut, drawn, or stitched—in a large space.
Planning is the opposite of hoping.
What are you making? Are you dreaming or hoping but not planning and not making?
Do you allow obstacles to inhibit your vision or do you have methods to work around lack of space, or self doubt?
I'd love to hear about your challenges.
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