What’s your studio time like? Do you have a routine or schedule?
I have never had much of a schedule but I am working towards it. I fantasize about getting up, having breakfast, going for an hour walk and then getting into the studio until 12pm, have lunch, back to the studio and then relax in the evening. I also like what Olaf Breuning does. He starts his day at a café, thinking and writing down his ideas.
Are there certain elements or ideal circumstances for you to make art within? What’s important to you when creating?
I usually need to do research to start. This could be going to a library and taking random books off the shelf, skimming through them and reading deeper in some areas. I have always done this and I find it is the best way for me to make connections between ideas and images. I will start making work in the studio from the research, reflect on what I have made, write about it a bit and start the process of researching over again. It has been important for me to write about what I am doing while I am making. It helps me to understand some of my own instincts for creating.
What’s your favourite studio snack?