24th September
I must say at the beginning I was weary about the idea of having an open-door policy where the public could come in and out as they pleased, but this was no problem and I found that they were very educated and polite. The studio practice should be difficult, puzzling, questioning and confronting, so the opportunity to interrupt my routine was very welcome. These interruptions in my opinion fuel challenging work. As artists we find ourselves in dungeon like studios where we don’t see the public from one end of the year to the next. So the chance to receive feedback on a daily basis and explain my work to the public was a great exercise and good preparation for the following opening in Dublin.