Due to Covid-19 the world has been put on pause. We are all sheltered in place and responding to an ever-evolving situation. In this climate of collective anxiety and uncertainty I have been trying to focus on keeping an active studio practice and developing a new body of work. It has been stressful and nerve-wracking at times but also intensely enlightening and gratifying. When will I ever again have endless hours to develop new concepts, go down new rabbit holes and take risks in my work I might not normally take?
As a Social Practice artist I am curious how other artists are coping with this situation and have created a project called "Stay In Studio". My goal is to reach out to 100 California Artists and ask them the questions below. Responses were deep or as brief as they liked. It was their choice.
Their responses live here, on the Shelter in Studio website, updated continually as new participants come in.
When these terrible times pass we can look back at a collective document of how hard-working, resilient and adaptive California Artists were in response to a really tough and unprecedented situation.
~ Peter Foucault
A group of California Artists were invited to share their experiences navigating the Covid-19 Crisis and how it affected their studio practice. In this rapidly changing landscape they developed ways to pivot their routines and still find ways to create while Sheltering in Place.
Please click on the artists name to view responses and images of artworks created during this time at home.
A huge Thank You to everyone who participated in this project and shared their voice. The stories on this website are the first wave of responses, more will be updated on a weekly basis to create an ever growing archive.
Also, if you are a California Artist please share your story. Click on PARTICIPATE to become part of Shelter In Studio.