New Series- April 2013

Pushing through when inspiration is hiding…

Unstuck- new project

As it was in the beginning… or everything has to start somewhere

My workbench resides in the center of my studio, like a football field sits inside a track. Instead of running around it, I pace slowly, back up, spread glass out in the middle of it, dump mail on it, walk around it some more. Another day, I circle repeatedly while talking on the phone, move the glass around, open magazines, drop photos on it, run the vacuum around it. Finally, I clean it up again and spread a new bunch of glass on it. I take out the powdered glasses, turn up the tunes and stencil all day. All this action / inaction is my attempt to begin a new project.  Usually, a random, “Oh, yeah” moment works it’s magic, like a starting gun at the races . My “Oh, yeah” moment finally hit while I watched one of my favorite singers; Thao Nguyen, of Thao and The Get Down, Stay Down play a song off of the band’s great new album.

Check out all of the ‘shorts’ to peek into her creative process.

“I was trying to capture the incredible resiliency of the people I was meeting and working with. I wanted to let that ignite the songs, to try to collect energy from people around me and give it back to them. ” Thao Nguyen

How will that energy translate into glass?