I've been imaging ways to 'move a house', that is to open up to new forms of creative exchange.
As a way to ignite this process I'll start a series of on-line e-studios this spring.
The first will be an exploration of the imperfect beauty of Wabi Sabi, an ancient Japanese aesthetic. Last year I began offering studios to explore this concept at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. The range of work that has emerged is dynamic and inspired.
To prepare the way to offer an e-class I'm learning how to translate a studio to an e-format... and I'm taking photographs of Wabi Sabi imagery to post on the class site. Here in the west there's no real frame of reference for the juxtapostion between nature and human that defines the Wabi Sabi world. That frees us to provide our own sense of discovery. We begin by traveling with camera in hand noticing what we notice before entering the studio to create a contemporary work.
Celebrate what inspires you today.
drozda photos: twig reflection, knife marks on cookie sheet, tree and fence rail