Virtual Studio Visit: Wendy Stokes

ART EDIT: What have the past six or so months looked like for you? 

WENDY: As summer threw us the bushfires and then the virus in quick succession, for me, it took a while to recalibrate. Living in a regional area I am already geographically isolated from the mainstream and am used to working quietly in the studio. I am fortunate to be living by the ocean which offered peace amongst the chaos and uncertainty and had access to my studio.

Before lockdown I had been working on a series of relief prints based on the bushfires and regeneration to be exhibited with the Sydney Printmakers in April; the galleries had to adapt quickly and go online.

I have used the time to work on my website, organise the studio and revisit past works; a bit like meeting old friends. It has become a time of reflection and reinforcement of values and what matters in my work. From this period of reassessment new work shall emerge.

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