Arteles is amazing. It comprises private rooms, kitchens and bathrooms and a set of studios. There are 8 of us here for the month of August, and we range widely in our various creative practices. For me, I have been trying to respond directly to the surrounding environment, which is mostly forest, mixed birch and pine.
Drawing is what I have said i will concentrate on, and as I have brought with me 5 soft-backed sketch books, I intend to try to fill them with research ideas for development on return to UK. We are expected to have some of these ideas underway while we are here, and we are encouraged to share them with the others and get critical feedback. I am sure that will happen, but at the moment everyone is trying to find a way in – as well as getting to know each other, going to the supermarket, buying bus tickets online for various trips out, and generally settling into a different rhythm.
My story so far is in the following photos:
I do intend also to draw by the lake – working with these shapes and light.