My studio is full of scraps and raw materials that I have saved and carried with me for decades, meaning that I continually find new starts to set into a problem for myself to solve just by being there.
I have long said that one day I hope to use everything up.
The process of moving to Rhode Island began a much more organized way of trying to archive older works and information about myself, and it forced an enormous letting go of that which would not fit in my new space. As I continue to sort, I intentionally also continue "toss". This means that slowly, eventually, it may be possible to have studio visits and my space will not look so much like the rabbit warren it has become in only two+ years.
©2023 Janet Maher, Emergence #10; May 4 – 28, 28th Annual Regional Juried Exhibit, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Westerly, RI; Juror: Megan Horn, Asst. Curator, Newport Art Museum
(Nancy Virbilia Memorial Award for Collage/Mixed Media) SOLD