Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cleaning house, er, studio...

I spent yesterday rearranging and de-cluttering my studio. I do this at least once a year in order to make the most of the space and to help me move into a new body of work. It started out with me just wanting to move the couch from one place to another, but you move one thing and then ten other things need attention, as well. Along the way, I found things and situations under and behind shelves that gave rise to some deep, artistic questions and comments like: 

-"What the f%$k is this?"
-"When did I do that?"
-"Why do I even have this?"
-"What possessed me to buy this?"
-"No one's ever going to see this..."
-"...nor that..."

Well, now I have some stretchers freed up for new paintings and a big recycling/trash day coming up next week. 
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