Saturday, February 7, 2015

Art & Storage

Over the years my tools & supplies were scattered between the garage, living room and bedroom. I was so happy and thankful to finally get my own studio space to work in. It's great to have all I need in one area, and if I am in the middle of a project, I don't have to "put it up" . Creating art just to create is a wonderful and meditative act for me, time and thought of anything else is lost in my studio. So now I have a new problem, storage.

This past September I went to New York to visit family and paid a visit to my Uncle Zois in the Bronx.  Zois Shuttie is in his 70's and an artist, fine art oil painter to be specific, and has created art his entire life. He lives in a, spacious apartment and his art is is on every inch of the walls, from floor to ceiling, hung on the doors, neatly stacked in the closets. The only space he refuses to put his art is in the bathroom, it disrespectful to his his creations. He has run out of space, but not time, as he still creates. He has been in many arts shows over his lifetime and his art has been his career that has supported him. The issue now is storage.

Not every piece of art that's created will be sold. Not every piece art created will be shown. As artists we create to satisfy our soul.

So here are a few pictures of my visit with Zois. I've linked his name to the fine art site where he has his art online for everyone to see. (his bio is very interesting as well)

Zois in his kitchen

When I think about moving to a new place, the first thing I think about is studio space, and storage for my art....


  1. How wonderful to have family who understands your artistic soul. Your uncle sounds like a fascinating person and his artwork is fantastic. And how pretty you are, Drita!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Angella!