THE REDESIGNING OF THE STUDIO
The artist and their space is a personal interpretation
of the individual pursuits, ambitions.
My studio has been a refuge from dis mad world I live in.
It is a place, where I can make sense of what is happening. Continually I have been attempting to blur
the line at how the work in my personal space can move
further into the development and planning of space,
challenging the product of the personal space,
2018, and before that I have been working in a methodology, where
I have been able to make urban proposals The PlaySpace File, shows the work that we have been proposing. So looking at how my space functions, in making. I have realized that The Studio, needed to take on a more ambitious look to engage from a hand to eye, challenging, this artists control, understanding and re-educating
oneself of materiality.
Space,has it own value; my space is intimate, small, private, multi-functional in the everdayness of the house, it is a garage, it is a place to shelter from the rain, there is a bathroom; so it is used by workers who come into do work on the house.
in coming to a art-design solution, without compromising the green values of the landscape,
1. - I have attempted to expand with that in mind, an extension of the roofing on the south value of the garage, gave me more space to work and cut down the rain coming into the space,
2. - then I placed a grid, allowing for the removal of electric cords on the ground, safety, ease of movement, the grid also upgrades how, I can use the space, in taking photographs, doing video art work, etc.
3. - The Storage Room - I brought the roofing out on the west elevation, added a little more shelves, got rid of useless, things, which is hard for a collage artist, all things have value.
4. - Landscape - I'm of the opinion that the landscape can be used to be part of the future storage needs, store in plain site.
|here is one example of the grid at work, allowing the hanging of canvass. Photographing one|
of four sculptures part of The Toxic Form Project.
Tools, is important to working in this new methodology, of constructionist frame. When this happens, although the brush and pencil is important, other tools are now, finding their influence on the canvass. The Toxic Form Project, as much as it is a collage, process, the art, is one of sculpting, constructing a surface. Tools, now become an extension of the eye and hand
THE STORAGE SPACE -
now in reorganizing the space, there is a little wiggle room
The studio, of the future of artist, will need to be vigorous in it making. I have postulated, that the new Trinidad and Tobago, artists, or at least this artist, needs to enter the discourse of planning and development.
What this means, for the
1 - artist
2 - the work
3 - the studio
This means, the studios, private indulgences will evolve. To what? an inclusive genre of participatory aesthetics, which will provide another economy, for the artist.
We're not quite there and this will take time to evolve. But I can say this, when you go to the Regional Corporation,statutory meetings, look on the board, there is a committee, which has aesthetics as part of title.
This isn't much, because, what they mean by aesthetics, is not my understanding of aesthetics, but being there means, we can have a dialog with them about that word.
When this happens, (this should be a conversation we as an artists community, should be having consistently with our leaders and community) we should be able to be in
Social Development Aesthetics, truly functional form making, rather than mural making, (not knocking murals) just knocking the simple levels they consider me, the artist in community development.