Sunday, September 19, 2010

StudioScapes: Chapter 2


Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Links to the first two projects, Secret Sunday and The Book Guild, can be found on the sidebar of my blog.


StudioScapes is the third project and Chapter 2 starts right now! All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to submit a photograph of a favorite art-related vignette from their home or studio.
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For years and years, I did all my artwork while sitting on the floor. I felt it gave me the greatest freedom of movement. Then a couple of years ago I acquired this small table and chair. And wasn't sure if I'd really use it. But I am! (of course, I cleaned it off to take the photo...)
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My attachment shows my kitchen that I use as my art room right now - it always looks like it had just been bombed ...
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This is a shot of my sewing machine...which is covered in ink and paint because I leave it out at all times, and it's just a few inches away from where I work. But, I don't mind. I love this old thing!
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A pic from the more organized end of my studio....
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These three paintings (12” x 12”) hang on the wall just inside my kitchen. The top painting starts at about 12 feet from the ground. I have paintings in little groupings like this everywhere in my home.

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The photo is of my 'workspace' in my studio. Well... half of it. The other is just as big and just as filled. The window is a North window. I like a mix of natural light and artificial for color choices, so I spend most of my time at this desk.
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I made this arrangement recently on a cabinet in my studio. I've needed to tune-in to the strength and wisdom of the Divine Feminine, and this grouping of several dolls I've made and Madonna figures I've collected along with roses and candles, reminds me where the light in my life needs to be and where it comes from.

22 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always impressed by the diversity of artists and their studios. Although they work in similar media, their spaces are truly their own, with their own neatness or messiness, again, depending on their creativity. Thanks for the second look into the studios, lives, collections, and thoughts of some of the most artful people in the world.

Annie said...

It's always great to take a look at where other creative people set up to work. I'm not usually so neat when work is in full flow!

Ro Bruhn said...

I love checking out where everyone else creates, it's so inspiring. It also makes me realize I'm not the only one with lots of stuff.

Dyche Designs said...

Great studio vignettes, loving it.

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm lovin' your StudioScapes! I like visiting all the websites of the different artists. And i've enjoyed answering your questions on the sidebar. Thanks Seth ! Deb

deb said...

Roxanne would be right at home in my studio, my bench looks just like that!and I am glad that I am not the only abuser of sewing machines. Thanks for sharing your spaces everyone!

Lynn said...

It is interesting to see. Loved the one who said it looked like it had been bombed. As that is what my space looksl like when I am using it or just did or will. LOL

Jill Z said...

What a great way to start my sunday mornings. Just love seeing everyone's vignettes! Also great to see peeks of the various studios and the artists that work in them!

iHanna said...

Yay, I'm so looking forward to this series. I love peeking into peoples homes and especially their creative place... Thanks for putting this together!

La Dolce Vita said...

great vignettes and very inspirational thanks again!!

sf said...

♥♥♥ everyone of these shared snaps...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Seth and everyone for sharing...

swampgirl said...

hey seth. just wandered over from steph's blog.

i love to see artist's workspace. it is fascinating to see how other people work, what they see around them when they create, are they as sloppy as me? hahaha....

William said...

I love the sewing machine with ink and paint on it. That's a true artist! :O)

neva gagliano said...

for every artist, there is their own landscape...
like a smile, or eyes, windows into each persona.

MrCachet said...

First off Seth, I know I'm late - and I know you warned me ahead of time, but such is life.

THANK YOU! This has been a real eye-opener for me as I look at how organized and neat, even if the look like they've been bombed! I'm now off to visit the other artist's blogs!

Kim Palmer said...

It seems artists studios are a great reflection of their personalities and artwork. Of the artists I am familiar with here I'm pretty sure I could look at a pic and say oh that one belongs to... How fun!

Deb said...

Wow, Seth. These images are so inspiring! I love the vignette idea - shows me just enough to want to see more:) I have to admit the photos are tugging at me, so I simply must go visit the artists' blogs. Thanks once again for another great post.

Parabolic Muse said...

I love it when I get the intuition about whose space is whose without being told... it makes me feel like I know the artist after so long admiring them!

Marie said...

You had me at Jude's little table!
Art spaces are so alive and infused with the artist's spirit...all so unique and yet so familiar.

layers said...

thanks for all these glimpses and shots of individual studios and workspaces- all so different and unique

alteredbits said...

thank you so much for all of these wonderful peeks into more artist's worlds. i love the contrast of each of the photos and the personal aspect of seeing everyone's individual spaces. it's all so inspiring!!