One of my guilty pleasures at retreats is taking pictures of artists’ workspaces when they’ve left them for the night.
The tools and the piles of projects in process give a glimpse into how an artist works. Piles of scrap and dissarray are as intriguing as the tidiest table.
My favorite items are the personalized tools. Maybe it says something about how the artist values his or her skill, taking time to decorate a humble tool.
Kim Korringa’s work surface was littered with petal canes last night. Because she often wraps canes with Jones Tone foils, they pile up without sticking to each other.
The canes were surrounded by experiments and evidence that she was having a good time, like a littered kitchen after a particularly good party.