It would take a far more brilliant wordsmith than me to articulate the Civitella experience fully. It starts, I think, with an extraordinary group of people who make these buildings and their community tick. And together with the Fellows, they create an atmosphere which is at once completely down to earth, and unbelievably rarefied. The latter, because such opportunities for complete solitude and intense focus, and in a turn, for such togetherness and fertile exchanges of ideas, should somehow be almost impossible to reconcile: and yet here they are, completely naturally and unselfconsciously.
08/12/2020: 2020 Session- Alexander Hawkins Interview