30 Days of Prompts
THE JULY 2016 STUDIO CHALLENGE was a month-long excercise led by the artist Alison Owen. Each day, individuals were asked to create and respond to various prompts. My output is documented below. To view the full gallery, artist roster and to learn more please hit--
PROMPT: Be less critical more often (from Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt's "Oblique Strategies").
PROMPT: Work at a different speed (From Oblique Strategies).
PROMPT: Write a list of things you can remember wanting to make but never got around to making. Can you make any today?
Describe your image.
PROMPT: Don't be afraid of things because they are easy to do.
PROMPT: Leave something unfinished.
PROMPT: Make something that is a guilty pleasure.
PROMPT: Abandon normal instruments.
PROMPT: make a work that diagrams/ documents/ describes part of your day.
PROMPT: Not building a wall, but making a brick.
PROMPT: Work on something that brings you joy.
PROMPT: Make a drawing, begin it again, trace it, begin it again, and retrace it.
PROMPT: Can your work have another function?
PROMPT: Make two things that function well as a pair (like a diptych, make friends).
PROMPT: Decorate, decorate.
PROMPT: Decorate, decorate by Elli Ciel Yang Schroeder.
PROMPT: Find a color or material that you feel is unlovable, and incorporate it into your work.
PROMPT: No teling me wat to do no no no.
PROMPT: Honor thy error as a hidden intention (Oblique Strategies).
PROMPT: Dismantle and old work to make a new one.
PROMPT: Make a work that has an expiration date.
PROMPT: Think about mounting, presentation or display.
PROMPT: Make a site specific work.
PROMPT: Make your work in 10 minutes.
Detail. Oreo cookie on legal pad.
PROMPT: Collaborate with someone (a pet, a stranger, a friend, a kid...) Elli, Chas, Lou.
PROMPT: What's the most direct way to make your work?
PROMPT: Pay attention to distractions.
PROMPT: Think about a work that you made this month that felt promising but didn't quite make it.
PROMPT: Memorialize something.
PROMPT: Trust your instincts.
PROMPT: Only connect.