Edited by Paula Fava
“My studio is on the second floor of my house, nestled amid the pine trees, half a mile from the Pacific Ocean," says Tracey. I've managed to get a lot into an 800-square-foot space: Takach etching press, inking table, giant Roland Hot Box, and three work tables for cutting, mounting and working."
Tracey Adams putting finishing touches on a 72-by-84-inch commission, Grapheme 6
The studio, she says, has "wonderful natural light" provided by reflection from the ocean and a huge bank of west-facing windows. She also has LED lights for night lighting. Tracey has considered ventilation as well. "Two large fans draw fumes from wax."
Tracey prepping part of a 12-panel installation, 2016, Cause and Effect
Two views of the worktables with works on paper in progress. Left: on the wall, works in collage, ink, and gouache on panel. Right: Long view of the well-organized work space