ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | NÉRAC, FRANCE
It was critical to find surroundings that coincide with my inner rhythm for seamless creation. Studio Faire was among a list of residencies I had been accepted to and was considering. It was the only one that satisfied every need and want I had and then some!
The experience was an incredible solo journey focusing on my passions, making wonderful friends, and surrounding myself with care and gentle intentions. I began a series undecidedly titled “The French Still Life Series.” This was the first time I began to really pull my physical self into my work. The majority of pieces were created using my own figure as a reference from a photo shoot I took of myself. These mixed media pieces combined elements from my surroundings (patterns from the walls of the building and colors from the flora) and illustrated the tensions in curiosity and discovery of my time there.