I recently celebrated a personal milestone: six months in NYC and I’m still alive, well, and not starving (yet)! The day on my calendar signified a lot of things – the end of one type of trepidation and the beginning of another, accomplishing a comprehensive cooling of my steamy fourth-floor apartment in a 90+ degree summer, transitioning from a total city newbie to only slightly new, and perhaps most importantly, the completion of a studio project marking the end of the first cycle of my artist residency.
Early in June, with a gallery-opening date of July 8 in the front of my mind, I finally decided on the project that I wanted to present in the group show celebrating the six artists in the Textile Arts Center’s first Artist-In-Residence program. I had been ruminating on some materials that had been inadvertently created during the design and construction of these chairs, and I felt like it was time to get those ideas out of my head and onto some fabric! So I embarked upon a large-scale block printing project, Path. And now that I’ve gotten it out, I’m ready to move on to a fresh new project!