Reflecting on my time at Centrum, I have discovered that it offered a pivotal moment in my art practice. I had the luxury of focused time in a setting that offered so much visually with few demands. A new direction and body of work resulted from my time at Centrum and to know that the possibility to return is there really is fantastic. I have been to other residencies yet Centrum stands out as unique and special not only because of the exquisite setting, but also in the structure and respect the program offers artists. The creative energy and renewal that I gained from my residency was one of the greatest gifts I have ever had.
I am anxious to return.
The images I have attached were created with paint made from soil in Fort Worden and also plant pigments from plants near the beach.
Pam is a Centrum Artist in Residence who was here in March 2009.