How Our Workspace Affects Our Work

As artists we are acutely attuned to our surroundings. The world around us – including the space we choose to work in – can be as essential to our process as our concepts or materials. Our workspace can enhance or hinder creativity, influencing our work and affecting our processes. To share how surroundings can impact art, three artists with diverse materials and approaches, Mary Buckman, Koo Schadler, and Jim Salvati, provided a glimpse into their studios and shared their thoughts on how their workspaces inform their art. An Oasis Amid a Busy, Urban California Neighborhood Sculptor Mary Buckman finds solace and inspiration in her city studio, which she describes as “a little oasis in the mi

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