JULY 4, 2011

This residency in Philadelphia is a wonderful gift. I feel like i am at an oasis on a long caravan through the desert. I get up every day and go to the studio to make make my lifes work. I have never had this kind of time. If a crazy idea pops into my mind- I am free to pursue it. If nothing comes of it -big deal. It is really exciting. I have spent my life making specific work for clients, for money. This time in Philadelphia is an experience I have never had. I am trying to follow my real rhythms. I am so steeped in a nine to five existence. Left without rules I find I probably work more than nine to five but in different ways. I am frenetic. I have started six very different projects and jump easily from one to the other. I like watching my fellow ITEers work patterns. Carl is a tornado of motion, Michael and Kim are very methodical and focused, while Dan and I  jump from piece to piece and back again. They have all inspired me in different ways. I have really enjoyed my time with Kim. She is an adventurer and has lead me on some fun walks around the city. She researches different places in the area, making a list and  then experiencing them one by one. Having just come from my trip and not having a big studio, I would have buried myself in a two square block area (dorm to studio) and never traveled outside it. Living in this city has been wonderful, exciting, and inspiring.


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