I don’t mean this in a weird way…I just enjoy being a bit of a peeping tom, ogling and sneaking a peek into artists studio spaces! Art (both the making of and viewing) can be a cure for stress and that’s exactly what I did when we had to evacuate for Hurricane Matthew!
We headed for Athens to stay with a friend and while there she showed me around UGA Lamar Dodd Studio’s. I had the chance to wander the classrooms and studio spaces of students while it was virtually a ghost town.
We visited the whole textile school, including screenprinting, the dye lab, weaving studio, paper making and the ceramics classrooms. There’s something intriguing about looking at work in progress, an artist space, their inspiration boards, materials, and equipment. There’s so much possibility in the process of making, seeing ideas bubble up and dance across the surface with no idea of who’s behind it and where it’s headed.
There is Chaos and there is Order…what do you see when you peek into the creative process?
UGA Lamar Dodd Studio’s
This is what I mean by being a voyeur of art studio’s. It brings me pleasure to see the possibility of creative dreams on the horizon. In my organizing work-whether in a home, business or studio space, I hope to help others realize how important it is to recognize our creative voice. To create space for our creative dreams brings us one step closer to realizing them.
In the slideshow above, I don’t know the student’s making the work, their background, their inspirations, their process. Taking a peek into a moment of creative birth is a gift! One I celebrate with camera in hand, hoping to capture just a glimpse of the spark, inspiration, and creative dreams yet to be fully realized.