Its hard to believe that my summer holidays are over already! Already I am wondering how 4 months have disappeared so quickly, but when I think back to what I have achieved it makes sense.
I received a scholarship to attend the SNAG conference in Boston in May.
I also received a scholarship to study traditional jewellery in Florence during July.
And I was also selected to participate in Ruudt Peter's workshop Ground Now in the Netherlands at the end of July.
No wonder time has passed so quickly.
And now it is my first week back at NSCAD for the second year of my MFA (Master in Fine Arts). Due to the interdisciplinary nature of my work I have been graciously provided with a studio space at the historic Fountain campus and one down at the Port.
The Fountain studio is full of charm and character. Tucked away in the attic of an historic building, which must be over 200 years old, I am nestled in amongst old large giant wooden beams, large thick brick walls that look out over the Halifax harbour. I delight in watching the ferry go past and thinking about the history of the building.
|View from my attic window|
|My attic studio looking very clean and organised|
My studio at the Port campus is in ceramics and allows for the messy making of larger scaled objects, particularly in ceramics but can lend itself to other forms of sculpture as well. This campus is newly built and has wonderful floor to ceiling windows with great views of the harbour (when there isn't a cruise ship in the way) and natural light.
|View from Port Studio|
And yes, that is a cruise ship you can see blocking the view!
To give you an idea of my current thinking, check out Olafur Eliasson's phenomenological art work.