Artists in residence with artistay
Loucks, Patricia, textile artist, Canada
Saturday, 19 November 2011
City and country
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
visual artist (textiles)
Duration of my residency
Reason(s) of the residency
New source of inspiration
What was my residency project?
The inspiration for my work has always been the natural environment, as I experience it in my travels and at home through the changing seasons. For my residency project, the river Seine was my inspiration. My studio was on the riverbank, and I watched it's daily ebb and flow. I created a textile work that echoed the many shades of green I saw, the light and shadow, textures of shrubs and leaves, and the changing surface of the water.
During the residency, I took part in a public event
Positive aspects I have gained from my residency
The opportunity to spend time in a new environment, interaction with a variety of other artists, the challenge of language, and most important - time to engage in my work without the daily interruptions.
Funding of the residency
Deep Woods Summer
Wild Barley, Wild Poppies