My Doll Island co-hort , Michael deMeng and the exceptionally talented Judy Wilkenfeld are doing their first collaborative workshop together with us in Bali. I am so looking forward to seeing what this dynamic duo will offer. If it is anything like past workshops, I know it will be over the top! They are 2 of the most inspiring, incredible artists that I have met.
We will be creating a two-fold project called: Temple of Dreams.
Michael will be creating an exterior Balinese Temple structure, consisting of several layers which will open up.
Inside these Temples, we will create containers and house our "Dreams". This part of the project will be facilitated by Judy. We will place our "dreams and treasures" that we bring from home or find in Bali. This piece is so intricate and detailed, the richness of her work never ceases to amaze me! I am so happy to be learning with her!
One of the things (among many)that I love about hosting these workshops is that I often am able to do the project along with the class. Not only to I get to expand creatively, I also have the privilage interacting with the students and instructors in their creative processes. These foreign workshops lend themselves to becoming intimate quickly with all the participants and sharing a common love of art, the instructor and their work, and all being in this "cocoon" together in a foreign land.