Can Serrat Residency, Spain
I’m now half way through my residency here at Can Serrat, 45 minutes northwest from Barcelona. It is the liveliest and largest of the residencies so far - with 8 core artists and additional workshop groups that come and go. We are a mixture of writers, painters, photographers and an aerialist, mostly from America and Norway (Can Serrat was founded by 12 Norwegian artists 20 years ago). This is the closest I have been to communal living since my college days, and I muster as best i can some semblance of discipline. But conversation is in turns cerebral, adolescent, invigorating and base - depending which way the wine flows. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
I am now starting to bring in some of the images from my earlier travels, and the statues I photographed at Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris have come to the fore. Because of the nature of the images, it seemed like a good time to interpret the "labyrinth" stage of the hero’s journey, especially after my brief stay in Slovenia (more on that later).