Willkommen! oil on panel 5x5” 2017
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing.” - Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
Oh I loooove this quote and will use it to kick off my blogging adventures for the 28 Day Cycle: Investigating the Daily Practice of Making Art. This project began last fall when I heard about a group of artists in Pasadena, CA making daily paintings. I fell in love with the idea and tried it out for myself.
During the month of September 2016 I made 30 paintings in 30 days, something I never thought I could/ would do! The paintings went on to be written up in the SF Weekly, Teen Vogue and W Magazine, among others. So far they’ve been exhibited in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago and South Korea. Joining forces with Ariel Zaccheo, curator for the Museum of Art and Craft, I self-published a book on the series as a culmination of the project. These were results that I never expected, but were fabulous to enjoy.
Now I’m so pleased to share in this second rendition of the daily painting project with 28 Day Cycle: Investigating the Daily Practice of Making Art. Partnering with Pamela Belknap of Studio 110 Projects, we’ve invited a select number of artists to participate in this round of daily art making during the month of February. We will all work towards an exhibition in April to complete the project. Artists from a variety of media will be sharing their work on instagram daily during the month of February. Take a look and cheer everyone on to the finish line!
See all the artists work participating in this project by searching these hashtags on instagram: #studio110projects #artfordayssf #28daycycleofart
Ingrid Victoria Wells