Kate Gorman in residency - Week 1

Kate Gorman, an American textile artist from Ohio, will spend the month of October in residency at Project Ability. Today is her first day, and we are delighted to have her with us. She will be writing a weekly blog about her experience with us, starting today with a bit of background information.

"I am very excited to be starting my residency here at Project Ability. It is a quiet and rainy day for moving in. I am looking forward to working in my studio here and meeting students and artists when classes begin tomorrow.

This is my new studio at Project Ability. I'll post again, when I start working. It will not be this tidy again!

I have tried to stay open about what I am going to be doing for the next month. I have an idea of where I think I should be going, but I want to stay open to the ideas and influences I get from being in this new space surrounded by new people. 

Back in Ohio, I work at a studio similar to Project Ability, the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery.

Pictured here are Jeff Meadows, studio artist  Charlotte McGraw with Staff Artist Cody Miller.

My own work is in textiles; I  specialise in drawing on linen. Above (top) is a photo of a piece I did about my Grandmother from Glasgow.  It is called "A Keeper Of Secrets and Parakeets"

I will be working on a piece specific to Glasgow and my family history.  My Grandmother grew up in a tenement in Glasgow and immigrated to the United States via Canada when she was 18.  I have a photo of her mother sitting at a sewing machine in their tiny apartment around 1910.

I am really looking forward to seeing where this month will take me!"

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