consciousness in space

The realization that I was an artist without practice

was made clear to me upon taking on an MFA degree in a totally backward series of events. I had learned to thrive as a designer working from a laptop but without a home or space for a practice to live. The term so common to many artists is 'studio' however, that word felt like a cage—a figurative chokehold on the creative process. My explorations allowed me to redefine both my definition of practice and studio by inhabiting uncommon spaces, temporarily. Acting from the available, constraining choices to only what I had. From a dusty barn attic with one window and no power, to a paddleboard or a temporary garden house on the campus of Goddard College