Before all this happened, I was challenging myself to work more sustainably in my studio. I wanted to build upon that which I’ve already created, rather than start a new project from scratch. I wanted to stick to recycling materials and works I’ve already made, rather than make new stuff.
And then, the world changed, and this idea of honoring what we have, rather than pining for what we don’t have, really came into perspective—it made me reflect on the fact that gratitude and sustainability are practices that go beyond creating art.
And right now, while it’s alluring to wander down the rabbit hole of thoughts about what we can’t control, what we don’t have, this experience is reminding me to celebrate where I am at today, to go with the flow, and to be grateful for everything I do have in my life.
I’ve turned my apartment into a make-shift artist residency…I’m experimenting with ways to use my recycling to make new work, I’m testing new ways of documenting and sharing my work online, I’m taking time to catch up with people I love…this is what sustainability, connection, and creativity means to me today. ⭐️