Faculty evaluations to Art Basel
Thank you for the inclusion in this residency program – as stated in my proposal, much of my on-hiatus activity will be spent on research, collaboration, writing and proposing a new fine arts and crafts curriculum. This has been challenging as the faculty and I have met bi-monthly, gathering data, writing proposals and conversing about what we think the “right” thing(s) to do is/are…
And then Oct. and Nov. hit, and the administration part of the job really took over, with classroom observations, writing faculty evaluations and meeting with individuals. And my desk exploded in paper.
Relief came, however, in a trip to Miami to see Art Basel – this was my first experience, and it was incredible: overwhelming, inspiring, confusing, satisfying. I’m not sure, after buzzing through several fairs, I can say with confidence I can see where contemporary work is headed, but I can say I will process this information over the next several months with colleagues who also attended.
I was particularly interested in the jewelry work at Design Miami – personally, I wanted to engage in that conversation again. I haven’t made wearable work since 2011, and this is the first time the impulse was alive.