Tuesday, July 6, 2010
New Danko Art Studio - The Alamo
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For this past year my art studio has also been known as the living room in our apartment. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages of working at home. On the plus side no one would care if the only thing I wore to work was a feathered headdress and moon boots. On the down side, work and home life have an easy way of blending together making it difficult to focus and/or un-focus.
Last week though we decided to make a change. My canvases and paints now occupy a space I rent 19 blocks away on the 3rd floor of an old building in the neighborhood of Recoleta. The faded yellow room that I now dump my creative revelations and failures into sits atop two flights of worn creaky stairs, and was formerly part of a hostel that, until recently, filled both the second and third floors. As my easels moved into the 10" x 10" (3m x 3m) former dormitory, two simple wooden beds moved out.
In a bit of irony, not only only does my studio reside in a former hostel, but on the first floor lives an old bar owned by Americans called El Alamo. The whole thing has me feeling a bit like Davy Crockett when I head to work each morning.
I've only been here a week, but I have a feeling some good things are gonna come out of this room.
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
by Tom Robbins
Currently Listening To:
Song: Now We Can See (listen)
Artist: The Thermals (website)
For more on how I first ended up in Buenos Aires check out the first post of Harmony and Dissonance.
Posted by Jimmy Danko at 9:31 PM