Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Studio Visit: Tracey Adams, Monterey, California

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

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