Things have been fast paced in the last few weeks. I would normally be writing this from Queenstown, New Zealand where I have been based for the past thirteen winters however a month ago a new opportunity arose in Chile, specifically in Portillo. So since making the move and taking on the challenge of learning a language in no time at all I am here in Portillo, Chile. I spent two weeks in Santiago at a language school which gave me the basics and now I am in the thick of it trying to teach English, Spanish and Brazilian guests to snowboard. I have to admit the office is pretty inspiring.
Whilst in Santiago I made a day trip to a city a couple of hours away call Valparaiso. This is an inspiring city with a bubbling creative scene. The street walls are painted in vivid colours and in addition some of the best street art I have seen in a long time.
I am starting to build some new works around the digital collage that I made last year in Athens, Greece. I hope to have a new piece up and running sooner rather than later. I am also putting together final plans for my time in Armenia in October at the ACSL artist residency. My nomadic life will continue for now, however I am looking for a base to create some works that are ready to be fabricated. I guess this will always be the balance with this lifestyle and trying to balance the two sides of my life.