I went to visit my friend Siobhan Humston http://www.humstonstudios.com who is on a residency at the ranger station in Harrison Hot Springs, BC for one year. The building has an art gallery downstairs which she helps with and is right on the lake. She had also been on a residency in New York for a month earlier in 2012. I went with two other artists: Mary Anne Tasheshi www.matart.ca and Rachael Ashe http://rachaelashe.com.
Once we finished our great lunch we explored the studio spaces. I love the way Siobhan uses her space. I had been in another space she had and I had the same feeling. Following are a few pics of her studio and work. She will be having a show at the Ranger Station Gallery in June 2013 and Rachael will be there in July.
|the music space|
|drawings and paintings in different stages for the June show|
|small studies which can be shown as a group|
|great example of her use of space...drawing area tucked in the corner|
|being organized helps the working process|
|more organized storage|
|as a painter, brushes clean and at the ready are essential|
|I believe this piece was made at her NY residency but might be in the show|
Siobhan has this ongoing project where she collected everything she could not recycle from Jan 1-Dec 31, 2012. She will make a sculpture at some point out of it. Her thinking is that the substrate cannot be made from something that is not recyclable. A work in progress.
|love this little workshop space|
|here are some pieces from the recycle project|
|another work in progress from recycle project|
|she is also an avid sewer from bedspreads, clothing, dolls and much more|
|great little ribbon organizer|
|sun came out so time for a walk around the lake|
|these are the tanks where the hot spring water comes from|
|Mary Anne driving us home with the mountains out of the skylight.|