A very belated Happy New Year, I wish I could’ve written this sooner.

Since my last post in December I have moved into my new studio space at [email protected] (see opposite) which has culminated a renewed sense of urgency to make art. Previously I had expressed my frustrations with working from home and the desire to distinguish my art practice from my day-to-day life. Hence with the start of New Year comes a new work space for me to think about the things I make and do.

Subsequently for someone who has grown accustomed to working in confined spaces the acquisition of any sort of separate space to make art is a welcomed change. For instance, one of the things I have come to really appreciate about the studio is having the freedom to step back and look at the things I’m making, as well as being able to compartmentalize different ideas or trains of thought.

One theme that has particularly caught my attention is the notion of containment that I alluded to in my last post. Subsequently within the context of art psychotherapy containment refers to the way in which powerful thoughts and feelings can be held and regulated within the therapeutic frame. However for the purposes of this work my interest lies in the body as a type of container or adversely the body being contained/ self-contained (see images opposite).

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