Yaddo Residency :: May 9th - June 24th 2016 :: Experiments in form & color
Below are some of the experiments created as an artist in residence at Yaddo, May - June 2016. The Yaddo 2016 residency mandate was to surprise myself. Most of the projects and bodies of work undertaken up until that point were monochrome, found, muted color mostly, site specific and/or history focused. The conceptual rigor of connecting to a site or historic body was always the key driver. This body of work would be different. It was strictly experimental and for FUN. This had never happened before. There were no rules, or for that matter, goals. Each day set up new puddles or twists of metal cut up in the studio and then embedded in the paint. Each twist led away from knowing. The Yaddo experiments are a complete body of work. In seven weeks, I completed some one hundred plus works (they still have not all been counted) that I do not know. They know me.
About Yaddo: "Collectively, artists who have worked at Yaddo have won 71 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships, 68 National Book Awards, 42 National Book Critics Circle Awards, 108 Rome Prizes, 52 Whiting Writers' Awards, a Nobel Prize (Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976), and countless other honors. [...] Artists in Residence include Milton Avery, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Langston Hughes, Ted Hughes, Alfred Kazin, Ulysses Kay, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Mario Puzo, Clyfford Still, and Virgil Thomson"
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