“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”

Hindsight is 20-20, time heals all wounds, the only thing constant is change, it's all about time.

I have found that, despite my compulsion to be a constant collector of things – that my collections need time to be fully understood, felt, and appreciated. A year ago I started what was to be my Renaissance, though I didn't know it at the time. 2015 was a constant evolution for me which began unannounced and moved so rapidly I could barely keep up.

A year ago, I arrived at Penland with a shadow over my head, limitless possibility, and no idea what I wanted to accomplish. I had just recovered from a violent attack of food poisoning, was still recovering from becoming disengaged, and was on the cusp of the deep precipice which is diving back into a regular studio practice. At the end of several months of tragic attempts at latching onto some form of mark-making that would satisfy me – I came to Penland in search of answers.

Luckily, the answers came in the form of more questions.

(these images were from my first few days at Penland Winter Residency January 2015 - I'll be sharing more of the work I did last year as well as the continuation of the work from this year's residency in the next few weeks on here, + you can always follow along on instagram @lydiasee + @archetypographia)