Estúdio: Inside/Out

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inside/Out

I slept really well and woke up to the incredible views of our apartment. Pilar, Steffania (our lovely studio and housemate) and I walked over to the studio together and had breakfast at Cafe Nice – a great little old cafeteria right under the studio.

CafeNice_2157

Vereadora Ana Paschoal, Garconete Cafe Nice 09 de Janeiro 1964.   A photograph of a woman who worked as a waitress in Cafe Nice before becoming a politician.

Our studio is a very large open space on the top floor of the Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Fotografia, a former bank building located in the center of Belo Horizonte. The architectural dynamic of this building as a cultural center reminds me of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) with its facade and location among all the hustle and bustle of a main commercial street.

1301_fundacao-clovis-salgado-inaugura-centro-de-arte-contemporanea-e-fotografia

Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Fotografia, Belo Horizonte

jamaica-jcal

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, Queens, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m enamored with the space here, the light (so crisp and bright, the colors so vivid) the architecture (lots of art deco – beautiful details yet very functional) and the overall feeling.

Studio1_2969 Studio2_2998 Studio3_2996

The internet signal is slow so I need to remember to exercise patience. And this is where multi-tasking can prove to be a great method. Do some writing, make some drawings, export/process some images/video etc…

 

 

I’m already feeling spoiled by this experience of being here at this residency, having such a big, beautiful open space in which to work and all of this amazing uninterrupted time. I am incredibly blessed and fortunate to be here right now. What an unrepeatable experience. I feel like I’m living really hard at the moment – making the most of each day!

These are some details of the windows in the studio:

Window1_2973 Window2_2976 Window3_2979

Window4_2982 WIndow5_2983 Window6_2984

This entry was posted in Everything else. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s