24 MONTHS AGO
I spent August to October participating on an artist residency with Shiro Oni Studio in Onishi, Japan. This was an amazing experience and a huge opportunity, developing fresh ideas and opening up my work to a new audience.
During this residency I created work for a group exhibition of Japanese and international artists for the Kanna Arts Festival, created an entirely new sculptural installation for a solo exhibition at Kotoriya, Shiro Oni Studio, and worked so productively that I produced 3 workbooks of sketches, collages, paintings, research, information and materials (approximately 600 pages, weighing at over 3 kilograms!)
I was able to work more prolifically than usual. This was possible not only because of new materials, an inspiring environment, and being with other hardworking artists, but especially thanks to having a fantastic art studio, exhibition space, staff and volunteers to help.
I want to thank everybody at Shiro Oni Studio, and the locals of Onishi who were so supportive.
This project was supported by donors to the Boosted campaign. You made this possible, and I am so thankful.