Yesterday, I was at Bradley University after work. You know, just walking around and seeing who was in and what they were up to. I made my rounds from area to area…chit chatting here…chit chatting there. So it’s normal that I would run into Heather Brammeier, Professor of Painting and one of the executive members of Backspace Collective. She handed me a key. A key to the Backspace Gallery on Main Street. I was clear to move in and begin my residency.
The Key! The Power! The Absolute Authority to make art in a space designated for me! I must be dligent to not let this power make me greedy. I must work diligently to remain humble. I must remember to breath.
Heather told me about how hot the front office of Backspace gets because of the large windows. So I brought down the five panels from the collaboration with Mary Beth Koszut. They were a briliant idea!!!!
It was time to start making art. I taped down a sheet of BFK and started drawing…hanging lights and my jellyfish start my time at Backspace. Its was something familiar and something I’ve missed for awhile.
A good start?