Field Guide- Location, Location, Location

For the rest of the semester I’ll be working from home due to Covid-19. It doesn’t bother me to be working from home. It’s a more comfortable and recognizable environment for me to be working in. my studio is my room. Although it’s a little cramped, things (so far) have always worked out working in this space.

From the five artist we viewed I resonated with Louis Despont and Lucas Blalock. Despont’s routine is most similar to mine where I slowly transition from waking up into working and living in her studio space. Look at the material she uses and how scale of work can relate to the size of studio sometimes.

With Blalock, I relate to working on art while working, and With the recent Covid-19 crisis, it has flipped my daily routine on its head. My family and I are considered essential workers as we run a farm stand. The change in community dynamic, working hours, etc. has made my tranition back home from Alfred tricky, and both physically and mentally draining. I find myself squeezing in hours of work between shifts and doing some late nights. ( But its all good rn 🙂 I’m used to the late nights, but only at Alfred. At home, for some reason it’s a bit freaky….haha.)

Due to the recent circumstances of the virus, it made me value my own personal space even more than before. For this assignment I chose to focus on the environment of my bedroom. It is probably the one place (besides raiding the fridge) I spend most of my time in. I decided to chose to document the object on top of my dresser because it’s a mix of objects that I kept home, and what I think makes up the enviornment of my room.

Field Guide

Details

Description of the Objects

  1. Weird Cat Key Chain and Sad Bob Ross
    • lost it for about a year but I found it while unpacking my stuff.
    • slightly suffers from bite marks….. my dog got a hold of it.
    • Bob Ross just looks like he has dead eyes
  2. Melty Candle
    • my favorite candle ever (I get too many of them)
    • slowly melting and dying because i burn it too much 😦
  3. Candlestock Matches
    • crappy matches that it got for free at Candlestock in Woodstock, NY
    • came with the melty candle
  4. Timothy the Sad Plant
    • got him at the farmer’s market in Alfred
    • i have no idea how he’s still alive but good for him
    • my dog doesn’t like him because she tried to eat it
  5. Random Pink Pen
    • one of the various pink pens that i have
    • pink is my favorite color
    • its dried out but i haven’t bothered to throw it away
  6. Jade Necklace
    • very special to me
    • my dad gave it to me when i was 10 and i never take it off
    • i feel like if i take it off somethign bad will happen ( my dad and i are suppertitious like that….)
  7. Dried Lavender
    • my favorite thing that i have
    • my sister gave it to me as a present for my 19th birthday
    • it smells really good
  8. Dried Up Paint Tube
    • been there since the dawn of time
    • originally was in a old shoe box but i appeared here (idk GHostS?)
  9. Cute Pine Cone
    • got it from a park in North Carolina when i was 7
    • dont know why i still have it, probably kept bc i thought i would use it for some thing but never did
  10. Banana Sticker
    • for get about the lavender…. this is my favorite thing ever
    • i found a stray banana sticker from the farm stand
    • it repicates the Girl with a Pearl Earring but the girl is a banana
  11. Bubby’s Key Charm
    • my little brother gave this to me when i came home for spring break
    • suuuuuper squishy and cute
    • havent figured out where to put it so it lives on my dresser
  12. Boylan’s Bottle Cap
    • from a cream soda bottle that i had a few days ago
    • i broke the bottle but kept the bottle cap?
    • cream soda was a 6/10
  13. Purple Candle
    • my second favorite candle
    • smells nice
    • rationing the burn time( i have learned from the melty candle) bc i can’t find another anywhere

2 Replies to “Field Guide- Location, Location, Location”

  1. Alexis, thanks for the field guide and your response to the videos! These drawings are stellar. Great to see your sense of humor in them. I greatly appreciate how hard it must be to be working extra with your family now. But that truly is essential work, my respect to you and your family. Looking forward to your next projects! -Dale

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