Have you made any changes to your practice?
I have not made any deliberate changes to my practice but the situation naturally affects it. At the outset of the lockdown I felt a little blank and an urge to retreat. I did not feel resourceful. I went with it and responded only when I had to. I felt acutely aware of the horror of the situation and shared the financial and exhibition concerns common to the artist community. I also have children so I have to find a way to incorporate their educational needs into my day.
However, as it has gone on a change has taken place. In my immediate process I am experiencing a great updraft of creativity. I always like time to be on my own to organise work instinctively on what comes up. I am surprised to find that I have so many positive endeavours that I have to consciously step away from the threads of work as the intensity of it becomes overwhelming. But, when I’ve taken a breather to regulate I am soon drawn in again.
In this way I am finding a whole new curious landscape of works emerging. They are still coming in to focus so it is hard to describe them yet, but they are influenced by the seismic shift
So I am allowing myself to be instinctive and responsive in my approach. I notice how many people feel they are less productive and are concerned about this. Despite having much to do, I know how they feel; there is always more that can be done. For example I run most mornings, largely feeling that I should be in the studio, but during that time I resolve ideas and come to my studio with answers that simply need to be rendered.