Last Wednesday I signed a 5 year lease for a studio at the Midland Junction Building under Artsources management. As I wondered through the rooms I hoped that I wasn't making a bad decision to move in. The place was like a hovel. Lots of dust dirty and marked walls. The chimney running through my room was covered in fat, remnants from the old kitchen cooking. As the room heated up the smell of old fat filled the room. I noticed in the latest newsletter from Artsource they did a feature story on the new Artist space in Midland, but put some very dimly lit images in of the space.
So over the weekend I pulled in the troupes. I had my twin sister and Dad in helping me scrub the building cleaning. Between us I think it took about 30 hours of work to make the studio space come up to scratch. At the end of the days work I was a bit more satisfied that I was making a good decision to move into the studio space. In time with the presence of lots of artists the flaking paint will be barely visible. I can now photograph my studio in brightly lit conditions!