Thirning Villa is filled with gorgeous light. High ceilings, big windows, ornate ceilings, huge doorways and doors which make you feel a little like Alice. I feel very lucky and humbled to be granted Artist in Residence until the end of March.
Time has been busy -Rushing towards the end of the year -Planning for the residency -Making a start with some drumming sessions - Making contact with the local Youth Theatre, Children's Services, Disability Services - Setting up the studio space with mirrors so I can use it for dance. It will be small for dance but big enough for me and 5 others to be cosy : )
It is amazing how much being in a different space inspires new ideas and ways of seeing things. Doors and windows have become a fascination. The light is stark and dramatic here. So much of my work is inspired by ideas associated with blurry boundaries between things. Something about being from a diverse cultural background, something about being an artist and seeing endless possibilities in all things, something about being inspired by pantheist philosophy which sees an inherent wisdom and divinity in life itself, in nature, in ourselves. Many of the lyrics in my album ri-solv are inspired by these ideas.
Here are some photos on my Flikr site of Thirning Villa.