The Language of Material

 
The Language of Material - Lauren Sauder

Throughout the month of June things have progressed very slowly in my studio. Most of the month I have placed my energy and focus on gathering my supplies into boxes so I can continue my creative journey in a new city. The time I’ve spent processing through each material, supply, and pigment has gathered an array of thoughts on my slow studio practice .


The Language of Material - Lauren Sauder



Letting my materials sit on their own, isolated, and separated from all the noise, I gained a new respect for the language of my materials. They each vibrate at their own currency, a network I am still trying to navigate. 

They each vibrate at their own currency, a network I am still trying to navigate.

Setting up a new studio space, I really want to focus on harnessing this stillness — the quiet vibrations that radiate through my pigments. I want to give them room to breath and a chance for me to interact with them in the most respectful way. 

Taking these thoughts forward, I dream of a workspace where each supply has a purpose. There isn’t excess that I’m holding onto, but instead an intentional use for each material in my space. My studio space will carry a lightness, something gained from the purity of my materials.

My studio space will carry a lightness, something gained from the purity of my materials.