It has been a bone of contention with me that the studio interiors that most people show you on the net are too neat. Nobody could possible be making art in these orderly spaces. My blogging friend, and well-known New York artist, Seth Apter agrees. He's doing a link-up of working studios where real artists are getting stuck into it. I could only join in this...I had no choice! His links will be posted on 18th (USA) or 19th (Aust.).
The tall bench has paint and paper storage below, which can occasionally be tidy...but not right now.
Here I am burning the edges of vintage maps to collage into my 'dossier'....one of Seth's projects from the Art Is You Retreat.
The 'sitting' bench is a comfortable well-lit (from the window) place for stamping, etc. You can see my 'ant' book (another Seth project), and the back page of my dossier, in progress here.
Beside the low bench is a table full of stencils, and image transfers, for use in the current project, and a table with tools....heat gun, glue gun, and sealing wax gun.
Paintings in progress next to a trolley full of paints, mediums, rags etc.
The trolley is next to shelves with various inspirational books and collage materials.
My sink area is usually quite neat in comparison to the rest. Paintings, in various stages, on the floor at right, above are painted papers hanging from a wire.
I try to keep brushes washed and ready to go again.
Here are some more pics of Seth's projects in progress..... my Ant book, dossier, and 52 card pick-up. ( I promise I'll finish them Seth )
Of course anyone who collages knows what the floor is for.....bits of paper and drying work. More dossier pages, and two cards.
The absolute mess of collaging! ....but I LOVE it !!!!!!
Naturally my '52 card pickup project' had to have 'Chaos' on its cover.
|a selection of cards|
|the wrapped pack|