This satisfies me not only as an object, but also as a project.
I imagine it was so gratifying to come into the studio each day to continue work on it.
And the moment of stepping back to see it, complete - sigh.
Self-analysis: Patient exhibits profound desire to make all the pieces fit.
Last month, at the Minneapolis Museum of Art, Neil and I wandered around separately through room after room of ancient as well as modern and contemporary workmanship from Africa, Asia and North America. Here is a selection of African textiles. Asia to follow!
I am participating in a knitting swap next month - up next, we should hold a "charm" swap:
The Minneapolis Museum of Art installed a traditional tea house in its Japan wing.
An artist or artisan searches for a workspace separate from the job, from the family, from friends. A visitor is appreciated now and then, but the space is ultimately unshared. Everything in it relates to the artist as the artist relates to to everything in it. All is within reach, ready to affect and be affected.
Everyone should have such a space.
Do you? Please send me an image - a desk in the corner counts if it is where you go to be with yourself. Ditto for the car for music or the bathtub for reading.