With its defined time period, bequeathed as a virtual boundary, it has become not only as a state of mind, but also a physical reality.
The studio is a familiar and productive place and after a summer break I have been approaching the space as if it were temporary location. I’ve been looking differently, working differently. Six months of experimentation, and release from personal expectation. Permission to follow the tangential line, to embrace the studio freedom one already possesses but that is unknowingly kept at length, sometimes perhaps in deference to the ongoing practice.
For the last couple of years I have been working on canvas and good drawing paper, for the residency I am primarily working on surfaces that have been found or donated and that exist within the building. I have selected a section of wall in the corridor that runs behind our main door, passed my room, on the way to the shared spaces. I have literally rubbed shoulders with this wall for three years. Now it has become a space. A drawing space.
 Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, an artist led space with individual studio spaces for six artists and a shared project space.
 I share a room with artist Gill Gregory.http://www.gillgegory.com