Hello friends! I will be blogging about my adventures, thoughts, feelings in Colorado while I am away from home. Not quite in real time, but close enough. Visit this page to stay semi-caught up on what I’m doing!
To start: I both don’t know how this came to be, but I know exactly how it did.
The town is small, mountains and hills can be seen from virtually anywhere, so the walks and hikes here are amazing. The landscape is beautiful, the food is amazing, I get to live in a nice house - this opportunity is a dream come true. I’ve already gone on hikes with other interns, went rafting, and visited the John Denver Garden, the Aspen Art Museum, and a couple of local art galleries, which had art from legends like Anish Kapoor and Helen Frankenthaler. There is inspiration to be found everywhere- whether in nature or in the thriving art world here.
My department worked hard the first couple of weeks resurfacing tabletops and palettes, repainting the painting studio walls, and some of the office floors. I’m sure I will become a little more comfortable with power tools and interior painting while I’m here.
Within the first week interns were already connecting almost seamlessly. I truly feel like we were all destined to meet each other. Some of us even had eerily similar life experiences before arriving. The art talk happening here already is amazing: processes, ideas, past works. I am amazed at the work and experience my fellow interns are walking in with and am just as excited to learn from them as I am from the staff and visiting faculty. I’m even more excited to be around other artists who also think about memory in their work and also manipulate photographs :’)
On Memorial Day, my roommate and I saw a couple of meteors and a magnificent starry sky. Hundreds of stars. Back home, I’m lucky to see five.
The dreaminess and magic may wear off of course as we settle into our routines, whatever. I'm enjoying it as long as it lasts.