Archive for the ‘Locale’ Category

Toyin Odutola.

“It’s strange to think of drawing as a solidifying element in one’s life, especially of flimsy pencil drawings, but it felt great to take a nebulous, seemingly mercurial idea in my head and “cement” it onto an object to exist in the world. That sort of need was essential to me during my formative years.”

John Wray.

John Wray.

“There’s a desk in my studio somewhere–probably under all the crumpled up balls of shitty writing and sundry other forms of refuse–but I’ve stopped using it altogether in the last year or so. I now generally write with my laptop on my knees, sitting or lying on one of the two sofas, which works pretty well until I fall asleep.”

Hiro Kurata.

Hiro Kurata.

“We are living in an unstable era, where people are not sure of where the whole world is going and so many people need to create art. The process and consequences of making art is to heal one’s heart; but the interesting but crucial part of this is that not everyone is able to continue creating art.”

Sara Vanderbeek.

Sara Vanderbeek.

“I’m very process oriented. There is a deliberate set of steps I take for each painting. First is the photo session. Then there is an elaborate photo-editing process. Then I make a photo collage in Photoshop for my composition.Then, I start the paintings with a single color painted line drawing and go from there. Same routine every time.”

Doug Johnston.

Doug Johnston.

“Since making the stitched rope pieces has become my full time job, most of the time the studio is arranged for that work. In taking photos I had planned to arrange everything neatly and compose things in a thoughtful, designerly way, but I chose instead to just show the comfortable bit of chaos that I work amongst daily.”

Robin Landa.

Robin Landa.

“If you live in Manhattan—a place where the monthly rent is equal to the GNP of a small country—you can understand why I have a home office. The beauty of having a home office is that you can work any time you’re home. The downside of having a home office is that you can work any time you’re home. Or awake.”


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