Frances Bacon’s Studio in 1974 – now restored as a museum piece at the Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin
Artists need to surround themselves with the light, ambiance and their particular materials in order to create, and develop techniques and skills that make their work meaningful. Here are some examples of artists spaces from present and past, inspired by Frances Bacon’s Studio, reconstructed and on permanent display in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.
Mari Andrews – Sculptor
Mari Andrews’s Emeryville studio is like an old-world apothecary’s shop, where rows and rows of small glass jars are filled with specimens gathered on her hikes through Muir Woods, Point Reyes, and beyond: molted snakeskins, seedpods, smooth-surfaced stones, rusted bits of wire, tufts of moss, and more. “I grew up in Ohio, on the outskirts of suburbia, right at the edge, where things turn rural and wild. I was outdoors a lot, and have been collecting natural objects since I was a kid.” Andrews has lived and worked in this armory of marvels –part of the 45th Street Artists’ Cooperative–since 1996.