Tell us about yourself and your practice.
Can you talk about your background and how that has shaped your creative practice?
What is it about your process that motivates you to keep coming back?
It is an ever-evolving learning process where I am both student and teacher. No matter what I’m doing or what my intentions are for the work, I am always intending to gain something new from each work I create.
What do you want people to take away from your work?
To laugh and to smile a little for god’s sake.
Can you talk about what you’ve been working on during your time at Azule?
I’ve never been a painter. I lack the inherent patience for it as well as the dexterity. However, I never fully committed to giving it a full try for the previously mentioned reasons. The opportunity to have space to breathe and experiment was a godsend for putting me in the right headspace for an intimidating personal adventure.
Why is a residency important to you?
Working in limited space and with a million distractions at home is challenging enough, but trying to justify time for experimentation is exhausting just thinking about it. Residencies offer the ability to do just that, as well as travel, and to meet other like-minded creatives.
Craigslist posts, memes, Youtube comments, group chats, industrial equipment, cartoons, Google.
What advice would you give a creative who is just starting in their practice?
Images from Tyler’s time in residence.
Courtesy of the artist.