Monte Azul, Costa Rica Artist Residency
I was fortunate to be granted an amazing Artist-in-Residence at the Monte Azul Contemporary Art retreat. Located on the edge of the Chirripo National Forest in Costa Rica. I often pause to reflect how the experience has effected my art and awakened a part of me that I didn't realize slept. I had the honor of working with Master Print Maker Alvaro Gomez creating monotypes on a vintage 1978 Griffin printing press. In partnership with Monte Azul, the Michael Martin Galleries Foundation arranged for the Artist-in-Residence Fellowship designed for visual artists to give them renewed energy and produce a body of work which will benefit the Foundation and Monte Azul. The energy, the presence and learning while there, will stay with me forever.