Tuesday, January 5, 2021

More Photos of A Thread X (Meets) A Thread at Red Barn Studio

     Here are some more photos from my artist residency experience at Red Barn Studio.  It was a great feeling to be able to use this space by myself day and night.  It's a magical place; a historical charming building with details of the artist's spirited craftmanship.  During the two weeks' stay, I did some experiments with some abstract painting techniques, worked on a prototype of a sculpture, and did some quick gestural representational paintings.   Every new work I did there was experimental and I'm glad I was able to try these while I did not have any pressure or obligation to show them in public.         


    





     The installation piece A Thread X A Thread has become even more important after meeting special people in Lindsborg.  Some people were traveling and happened to stop by at the museum.  Many of the conversations were so inspirational and encouraging. 

  





 
    
      I was also very grateful that I could stay at the apartment next to the studio in which Lester Raymer was actually living.  My most favorite in the apartment was a copper-like work by Raymer at the top of a door.  I enjoyed the small details of the building which were created by Raymer.  







     
     I took many photos of my installation A Thread X A Thread, my nest here, in the studio from the lower floor and the upper floor.  It just looked different depends on whether it was in a dark or light setting.  Being able to access the studio day and night and the presence of a large window enabled me to take these photos.  
 




     It was hard to leave this place after two weeks' happy time and adventure.  I would like to do this again if the Lord is willing.




Friday, September 25, 2020

Little Sweden, Lindsborg

It's always nice to stroll around Lindsborg,  so-called "Little Sweden."  I cannot stop taking photos of kawaii cute things here.  Got a little Dala horse ornament with our family name from a gift shop called Hemslojd.   Had a glass of Boba at a cozy White Peacock tea shop.  Checked the Anatoly Karpov Chess School that we came for chess camps when our kids were little.  Made it to the famous restaurant Ol' Stuga.  Of course, I didn't miss the Sandzen Gallery which has a special place in my heart because of their Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics Exhibitions where I showed my work in public for the first time.  This town makes you feel so peaceful.  
















Sep. 13th 1:00 pm - Sep. 26 12:00 pm, 2020  
Red Barn Studio Museum 
212 S. Main St. Lindsborg, KS 67456
Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm 
Closed Monday




Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Red Barn Studio Museum and Work by Lester Raymer

     One of the best things about staying as an artist in residence here at Red Barn Studio is I can spend time being surrounded by work of Lester Raymer and the history of this building.  The museum is filled with his works.  You can see his paintings, ceramics, woodcarving, fiber art, metalwork, and more.  He used a wide variety of mediums. He did all of them with excellency and it really amazes me.  I am so grateful that I have become a little part of this historical building where he lived and worked.  Even walking on the uneven floor with loose bricks that move, I feel the spirit of the artist and appreciate it.  I'm posting some photos here, but you really need to come here to experience this magical feel.  
























Sep. 13th 1:00 pm - Sep. 26 12:00 pm, 2020  
Red Barn Studio Museum 
212 S. Main St. Lindsborg, KS 67456
Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm 
Closed Monday