I created 2 groups of work during the blessedly long days at Civitella.
One was a series of glazed hand-built ceramic vases, the forms of which were not pre-meditated, but rather conjured up in the moment. I have always been energized by the conflation and dissolving of categories: sculpture, drawing, painting, and in this case, adding to the mix: functionality.
Intersecting with the vases was a group of two dimensional pieces in which I improvised ways of applying paint, in some cases hand sewing small splashes and puddles of dried paint directly onto the paper.
My daily experiences at Civitella with (to name only a few): raindrops, rose petals, lichen covered castle walls, magically appearing fog, words, music, and images from recent presentations, beautiful food, excursions to historical and sacred places, and most importantly, compelling new friendships, all contributed to, and indeed made possible, the work I did here.