It is a rare treat to be able to spend 3 weeks totally dedicated to making new work, and even rarer that you get to do it in 8.5 thousand KM away from home. My residency at NaCasa comes at a really nice moment in my life as I move into a new chapter. This trip to Brazil marks the end of 2 years of hard graft. I feel proud of what I have achieved; I am making more, and exhibiting more art than I ever have before, Lay of the Land is in it’s 3rd year, and about to embark the 4th series, and most ambitious yet, of projects, and I am making almost all of my income from my creativity. But more than these facts, I am reaching a point where I am excited to lay down some new plans.
Until now I have been enjoying moving and uprooting often. This has been incredible but after 4 years I feel a new movement coming. Staying still feels quite unknown, and definitely quite unusual, and I am also aware that as I write this I am sitting in an art studio in Florianopolis Brazil, away from structure or routine. But sitting here is different to times before;I am coming to decisions, and coming to realise where I want to go.
Photos: Fellipe Lopes. www.cogordie.com