creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

creative consulting for the art of life by Jason Jenn

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hollen Art Studio - Gallery & Work Environment

Some of David's remarkable sculpture work in his gallery space

Enjoy this glimpse into the studio of sculptor David Hollen ( It's a prime example of utilizing a studio well -- the importance of having space for creating the work and a separate gallery space for displaying work when people visit the studio.

David's gallery is viewable beyond one of his work space tables

It's important to have a work space where you can give yourself plenty of room to spread out while developing and playing with ideas, make a temporary mess, yet have your supplies on hand be organized.  It's a delicate balance. You want to be organized so you can find what you need when you need it, but not too organized that it constricts your process. Creative energy wants to flow freely, but you want some confinement so the work becomes focused and clean. Since one of the hat's I wear is a professional organizer, I give David high ratings for balancing those aspects. It's a neverending battle for artists to manage order and chaos in their work spaces. Keep at it until you find a system that works for you.

A work table, with creative ideas flowing all over, but managably so. 
Supplies kept organized to help with the cleaning process.

A wall of inspirational photos and rough sketches to stimulate ideas and map progress.

And what is also great about David's artwork, is that there is so much fun to be had by isolating various parts of his work and his studio through framing. Enjoy!

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