I never think about working with different materials in a conscious way- not sure I even have a “happy place” of techniques or materials that I turn to.
Mostly I have an idea - something I feel compelled to explore. I always start out with some thumbnail sketches. These develop into more complete drawings, move on to a 3d solution, or just end up as sketches or drawings.
This is a bit crazy perhaps, but it keeps me from getting caught up in a rut. The challenge of learning how to work with new materials, and at times even failing, seems to keep me moving forward.
Here on the kibbutz where I live, in our little corner of the "garden of eden", It may have taken a bit longer than in the “real world” to realize we were experiencing a real pandemic.
I panicked, but not from fear of getting sick. For the first time in my adult life I was now “free” from my daily workload. Perhaps naively, I felt pressure to really take advantage of this unique stay-close-to-home opportunity.
HAVING MY STUDIO SO CLOSE TO MY HOME REALLY WAS A BLESSING!! I HAVE SPENT SO MANY DAYLIGHT HOURS IN IT, AND AS A MORNING PERSON IT WAS REALLY A UNIQUE CHANCE FOR ME.
I am feeling pretty good about what I accomplished and if not for the fears of sickness to myself and others, I could use another couple of months of stay near home to finish some of the projects in my sketchbook!!
Its For The Birds, 2020
"Overweight" photos are by Yair Medina of Jerusalem Fine Art Prints. All other images are courtesy of the artist.