Last month my studio experienced the dreaded “water damage,” resulting in the loss of lots of older artwork, ruined walls and equipment, and finally a month long rehabilitation/reconstruction project. During this time, of course, no new artwork could be done.
Now, however, like a phoenix this studio has been transformed into an efficient, spacious workplace. Forced to clean out billiard and ping pong tables, hiking/camping gear, canoe, skis, etc., I ultimately found breathing and thinking room.
So, while I don’t recommend water as a method of renewal, in this case the damage spurred some much needed change. Every once in a while clearing out the space one uses for inspiration can prove stimulating to creativity.
Below, some after photographs and one image of the space in a state of massive confusion while fresh wallboard replaces the water-logged stuff. I am definitely now ready to start some new art pieces!