I always liked to wander through art studios, to spend long hours drinking coffee and telling stories, to sniff at bottles of varnish, to check out astringent terpinol and turpentine. I like to ask what, how and when do people work. I’m mostly interested in why they work. I’m interested in their creative springs, the bad moods, the technical difficulties and the last books read. I like to see their sketches, their work in construction and the role of it all in the final economy of the work. I want to see how they perceive the world and the filters through which they metabolize it.
I started from my workshop through Anca Bodea‘s studio and we set up this playground for grownups, to fulfill all of our desires:) We named it after the chemical element No.108 / hassium which is artificial, difficult to obtain and problematic to study. Like Art:)
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