In May of 2016 I was selected to be part of a residency in The Cultural Park of the Podere Conte Racani, Italy. It was an incredible experience to enter a different world and be surrounded by nature for ten days, and to simply create. My inspiration for this mural came from the first impressions of seeing the photos of Umbria and where the Cultural Reservation was located. It seemed like an ideal getaway for an artist to be inspired and create artwork. It is no surprise that my initial reaction turned out to be the exact goal and purpose of the Podere Conte Racani Residency program. While I was there, I worked alongside Cinnamon and Rowan Stephens who are sculptors/metal-workers from Australia, and you can see both mine and their creations during our stay in Italy in the process video.
Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens
Odesza - Sundara