On a sunny day with ice still underfoot and tulsi tea in hand, we wandered and mused on flower names, process, and Emily Dickinson with artist Brece Honeycutt in her Sheffiled barn studio.
In her own words...
shades of blue early fuchsia sharp greens of spring shades of blue early fuchsia sharp greens of spring shades of blue early fuchsia sharp greens of spring shades of blue early fuchsia sharp greens
- The Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by R.W. Franklin
- An American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster
- The Paper Garden: An Artist [Begins her Life's Work] at 72, Molly Peacock
Artists that Inspire:
Patience Gray for the way she lived off, for, and by the land.
Lois Dodd for her color, her observations, and her flowers.
Susan Howe for her archival mastering, Dickinson delving, and poetry building.
Mary Oliver for reminding us "to pay attention, that is our endless and proper work.
What is an artist? A maker.
What is an artist? One that looks at the world and wants to question, enhance, posit, educate, and better.
What is art? Actions taken. Objects made. Thoughts considered and pursued.
How do you identify as an artist?
Finding facts and bringing them to the fore.
Finding joy in making with my hands.
On the constants in her practice: research, the natural world, and the realm of women's work.
On the value of art: Awareness. Joy. Pathways of exploration.
What is your greatest challenge as an artist?
To be current, both in step and out of step with the world.
What has been a victory for you as an artist?
When the circle is completed.
It is a whole life... When the circle is completed.
Words and handwriting, Brece Honeycutt. 2018.
*She is leading a wildflower walk at Bartholomew’s Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield MA Sunday May 13 at 3pm
NOT TO BE MISSED