Artists are notorious for having interesting living spaces. Many of us collect things, and tend to have stories about our belongings, as most collectors do. The idea of minimizing all of that to create a space that reflects total balance and minimal placement seems counterintuitive to our nature. But over the years, I have come to admire and even wish for the help of a gifted interior designer in my own sphere. A great interior is a work of art in itself - a collage of textures, color, form, and all with a purpose to affect those who enter.
When designer Colleen Waguespack shared this shot of a bedroom she designed for a friend, it brought me such joy because many times when I am creating these paintings, I am not thinking about where they are going...I'm not conscious of matching furniture or whatever. I'm trying to work through something on my own terms. My work keeps this energy of being alive, and it takes a designer like Colleen to take this raw material, and turn it into a place that works for a greater good. A livable extension that provides a sanctuary for someone else.