"Art, Life and Work" is a series of 3 wall mounted peep hole dioramas that was included in the exhibition, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" at RedLine Denver in January of 2017. Curated by Daisy McGowan.
"Art is about order, it’s the development of a practice; a routine. This artistic practice does not solely exist within the studio but is present when I’m starting my morning at home, in the quiet moments between tasks at work; inspiration strikes at anytime and often when I’m not actively focused on it. It is in this way that my daily activities, wether present in the studio or not, influence my creative process.
So much of life is a delicate balancing act. At times I am in awe at the amount I can accomplish in one day. Other days come and go and I feel like I’ve been unable to accomplish even the simplest of tasks. Scheduling times to be creative is challenging but as an artist it is essential to have a structure in place in order to support the artistic practice. There is a balance to everything; art, life and work.
I am meticulously organized, everything in my life works because of this structure as well as my ability to let go of the structure from time to time. In order to function as an artist in a rapidly changing landscape, it is necessary to find that balance between work, life and art. The rising cost of living can make it challenging for artists to support themselves solely through their work, which makes it even more imperative for artists to find that supportive environment in which they can grow their practice with time as well as financial freedom."
Also included in this exhibition was a stop motion collaboration with artist and studio mate Esther Hernandez entitled "Studio Life." Click here to view the video.
Curated by Daisy McGowan. Installation photography by WM Artist Services.