Space is one of the most important and defining elements of an artistic practice. During the months after my art school graduation, my creative production was confined to a small portion of my apartments living room. This did not seem like a positive nor a negative shift, but one that nonetheless had a definite affect on my work.
Now, as I prepare for a few months of travel, I find myself thinking about my limited options regarding storage and materials, but also the immense amount of space that will be at the disposal of my curiosity. I look forward to filling notebooks with observations of plant life, human interaction, art institutions, and traditional practices. Instead of saving my creativity for a physical piece, I would like to channel this energy into my everyday life. I believe this period of disbursement will benefit my practice later on by ingraining a connection between my intuition and my conceptual sensibilities. After two months of general wandering I will be able to wrap up my time in Peru with an artist residency in the high jungle. I look forward to this time to reflect and create.