Anna Belleforte

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end of the residency

Posted by Anna Belleforte on June 21, 2018 at 4:00 AM

My residency has come to an end. The final week was a hard-working one, finishing the third big painting. My time here was productive and has given me a renewed sense of direction. My visual vocabulary has increased again, and yet also it has narrowed, or perhaps become more definable, or – that which many artists seek – identifiable. I remember feeling a bit intimidated by the fact that the others seemed to be professional working artists, but I’ve realized I am their equal. We all have our own paths.

It been a challenge for me to be more active on social media. New for me was posting pictures on Instagram (annabelleforte). With a new environment and plenty to see every single day, it’s been great – though I did have to remind myself to post. Making something that may have grabbed me internally into something external, doesn’t come naturally yet. I certainly love that it’s heavily visual. Art is a way for me to keep track of what’s important to me, and I can see Instagram becoming an equally handy instrument for that. I admit, it’s also great to see hearts from total strangers because one of my images appealed to them. Hearts and hugs back to everyone!

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