Hi everyone- its been quite a while since I last posted.
Why? Well, I’ve been off the grid in New Mexico on a 25 acre property, courtesy of the Anagram Artist Retreat near Gila National Forest, kitty corner to a little town called Glenwood (where we 9 artists stocked up on internet, library books, and snack bags).
The desert enveloped our tight and transient artists’ community in a sheer bubble of bright blue sky- interrupted by frequent thunderstorms and lightning shows, in which our primary irritants were the bugs, the snakes, and the cows. Gone were the anxieties that come with city living: the pleasurable distraction of constant internet, the barrage of texts, the solitudinous of zoned landscape hemmed in by glass and metal.
I had the honour of living and collaborating with a myriad of wondrous people.
Check out these incredible artists’ websites! (Click on each name to be redirected to their art portfolio online.)
baker, chef, coder, queen of cholla embroidery and vibrant gouache arrangements,
a fella who boasts Reddit fame after a painted series depicting space aliens intruding upon pastoral country landscapes (but that barely scrapes the surface of his dedicated artistic praxis),
a sharp queen with a mastery of poetry-films & headed for a Fulbright in Berlin,
self-taught animator and filmmaker extraordinaire bound for a Fulbright in Estonia,
lightning fast illustrator and painter, Chief Chef + hot desert blade-runner,
who beat-boxes like you wouldn’t believe, and who recently hustled (he hates the word “hustle”, by the way) $9k on Kickstarter for his sweet animation The Past Inside the Present (co-created with Annelyse & Auden),
John Lincoln-Vogel (and Danny!)
a vibrant soul whose performances and glowing sincerity rocked us all into a higher level of reality.
signing off with love,