STUDIO NOTES: Material Experimentation

Since I don’t have a studio at the moment, I’ve been thinking about material experimentation a lot lately.  I am really curious about where it fits into my practice these days.  How important is it, really,  to my creative process? Especially when so much of my current work is based on photography, digital processes, reading and writing….none of which really involve the messy child’s-science-lab feeling of my previous studios.

There is a missing cog in the wonky machine that is my art practice and  I suspect it is this other modality of making….the playful, process-based  material experimentation.  In a way, this is another form of reading and writing but with physical materials, rather than text.