“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman
One of the joys and purposes of an extended residency, is letting go of expectations and following whatever leads you.
How and in what ways my small, quick drawings and paintings, and my rumination about artists and poets will carry through in my work once I am back home, remains to be seen.
Possibly these are in-the-moment responses to materials and experience and will have little carry-over outside this time. But I feel the very act of doing has been important in some freeing way.