Monday, February 13, 2012

VCCA in my sightline

I am going to VCCA again in March. Now, when people ask about it, I say it is the ONLY place I go that I feel that the society wants me to be an artist, wants me to take this creative gift so seriously that I will follow it regardless of response or financial renumeration. That sounds strange to most of our society, except perhaps to New Yorkers.
This year the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is supporting my residency fully. Yep! Fully. They are even going to pay for my gas.
I am fantasizing a quick return trip to Vieques, or Cape Cod to see the dunes again, or at least the eastern shore to see the dunes and water at Cape Henlopen.
It is very cold out tonight. Vieques would be my first choice.
I will have to print out some images to remind me of the earth's nurturance in that place. It was so tangible, so visceral - like a warm but gentle hug from the air, the light, the water, the sand.
Maybe I can remember that in my bones and work with it during my residency.
What I do there is always a surprise. Thank God!

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