Artists in residence with artistay
Radochia, Kim: Sculptor, USA
Saturday, 19 November 2011
City and country
Beverly, Massachusetts, US
Sculptor, Visual artist
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Film
Duration of my residency
Reason(s) of the residency
Working out of the usual context, Preparation of an exhibition, Exchange with other artists, New source of inspiration, To have an experience abroad
What was my residency project?
“A walk down an old forested path to the ocean leads me to an area where I can sense energy and the essence of something. I sit and watch and wait alert and willing to learn and experience whatever the moment of that space can teach me….something always reveals itself…. a found object, a special tree, a shimmer of light, the veining of a leaf, the line of a twisted branch.” ...from my journal.
At my residency I plan to work on a new body of work, "Energy Wisps". In these sculptures/installations I plan to explore various methods and materials to give form to the omnipresent, yet often invisible, energy that resides within the landscape and the moment. This new work will be a continuation of a series of drawings I did using smoke as a medium. I am intrigued by the immediacy of experience and how this might be reflected in the creative process.
The work will be, on one level, a trail, or a glimmering, of an ethereal moment when it seems as if the invisible just might become visible. Each sculptural piece will inform the next piece I create and the total body of work will form a site-specific installation: a landscape within a landscape.
During the residency, I took part in a public event
Funding of the residency
My opinion on artistay's service:
Excellent. There guidance was much needed in finding a residency experience that would prove to be reliable and rewarding for the level that I am working at and for the work that I wanted to accomplish.
These are photographs of some of the sculptural installations and drawings that I worked on while at my residency. A large studio floor installation called, La Seine, Energy Wisps, (horizontal sculptural artwork stretching across the room), Mops and Brooms,(hung on the wall and ladder), and smoke and water drawings (hung on the wall).