Whay A Creativity Project?
Welcome to the first day of the Detroit based creativity project, DETROIT: GROUND ZERO.
WHY A CREATIVITY PROJECT?
My goal in starting this project is to discover insights about how the creative process works. My plan is to document parts of my own creative process and then invite fellow Detroit based creatives to document parts of their processes as well. My hope is that this blog will become a resource for artists and collectors and a teaching tool for students. Plus, I think it would be really groovy to create a catalog of technical information, resources (check the right hand column) photos of everyone's work and links to their websites.
Monday, October 4, 2010
This past weekend I participated in and visited the event ArtDetroitNow. ADN is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and it is a city-wide gallery crawl that brings you into the studios of local artists.
The ADN showcases two big 19th century industrial buildings that have been turned to artist studio spaces. The Pioneer Building and the Russell Indusrial Center, both at the intersection of 75 and 94, are sites where a person can park in one spot then visit individual artist's studios all under one roof. You can talk to the artists about their work, question them about their creative practices and see/purchase their work for sale.
IT WAS GREAT!!
One of the studios I visited was that of Brigit Huttemanmann-Holz. Brigit is a German born resident of Grosse Pointe for 10 years now. She just recently took a space at the Pioneer building and her studio there was light and airy with plenty of windows and work space. Bidgit herself is just as open and engaging as her space. She answered each and every question I had about her process, en caustic, from mixing pigments to cleaning brushes to inspiration. Her web address is Brigit Huttemenn-Holz or you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was completely sucked in by the mono prints and bought one titled "A Place To Pray" . It is beautiful in and of itself but is even more so held against light. Incidentally kind of like stained glass......see the two examples: unlighted above and lighted below.
Now I need to consider how to mount it. I want it on light but I am not sure how. Any and all suggestions are welcome.