CCFA Art Residency Completion
The pictures below show the finished paintings hanging in the CCFA gallery. I have a feeling that this body of work could be the last iteration of pattern sequencing that i have been experimenting with in my paintings for the last 5 years.
I empathize with any artist who find themselves in a residence position somewhere and whether from choice or misadventure, experience things falling apart and what was meant to be a great time suddenly becomes a bad one; it happens unfortunately! All i can advise here is, precautions and due care must be taken when traveling to and residing in foreign parts. Simple advice would be; Strangers in a Strange Land, (Exodus 2:22) should be well mannered, keep a low profile and consider themselves guests.
Aside from this, what i do know is, art residencies are, for the most part, a great way to challenge personal character and push boundaries artistically while under duress. There is no better way to find out what one is made of than to set a high standard and then attempt to eclipse it!! The chance to make new art and friends and also to exhibit in a foreign place is a great incentive to get out of the comfort zone and stretch some limits once again or maybe for the first time!
Personally, i'm inspired by global art residencies and the different environments and opportunities that they offer the adventuring creative soul looking to discover their personal limitations and overcome them. This was my third residency and i look forward to, hopefully, a few more!
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