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-- 

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

PROMPT: Be less critical more often (from Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt's "Oblique Strategies").

July 2, 2016
July 2, 2016

PROMPT: Work at a different speed (From Oblique Strategies).

July 3, 2016
July 3, 2016

PROMPT: Write a list of things you can remember wanting to make but never got around to making. Can you make any today?

Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel

Describe your image.

July 8, 2016
July 8, 2016

PROMPT: Don't be afraid of things because they are easy to do.

July 9, 2016
July 9, 2016

PROMPT: Leave something unfinished.

July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016

PROMPT: Make something that is a guilty pleasure.

July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016

Detail

July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016

PROMPT: Abandon normal instruments.

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

PROMPT: make a work that diagrams/ documents/ describes part of your day.

July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016

PROMPT: Not building a wall, but making a brick.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

PROMPT: Work on something that brings you joy.

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

PROMPT: Make a drawing, begin it again, trace it, begin it again, and retrace it.

July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016

PROMPT: Can your work have another function?

July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016

PROMPT: Make two things that function well as a pair (like a diptych, make friends).

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

PROMPT: Decorate, decorate.

July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016

PROMPT: Decorate, decorate by Elli Ciel Yang Schroeder.

July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016

PROMPT: Find a color or material that you feel is unlovable, and incorporate it into your work.

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

PROMPT: No teling me wat to do no no no.

July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016

PROMPT: Honor thy error as a hidden intention (Oblique Strategies).

July 6, 2016
July 6, 2016

PROMPT: Dismantle and old work to make a new one.

July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016

PROMPT: Make a work that has an expiration date.

July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016

Detail

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

PROMPT: Think about mounting, presentation or display.

July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016

PROMPT: Make a site specific work.

July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016

PROMPT: Make your work in 10 minutes.

July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016

Detail.

July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016

Detail. Oreo cookie on legal pad.

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

PROMPT: Collaborate with someone (a pet, a stranger, a friend, a kid...) Elli, Chas, Lou.

July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016

PROMPT: What's the most direct way to make your work?

July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016

PROMPT: Pay attention to distractions.

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

PROMPT: Think about a work that you made this month that felt promising but didn't quite make it.

July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016

PROMPT: Memorialize something.

July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016

PROMPT: Trust your instincts.

July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016

PROMPT: Only connect.

July 31, 2016
July 31, 2016

PROMPT: Celebrate.