Went and saw the work of Carolyn Zick, whose show Pale Sun is up for another week at Shift Studios. I took some pictures of the show and of Caroyln which are on display above. This body of work was created while Carolyn was an artist in residence in Listagilio Center in Akureyri, Iceland. If you are in the area[Seattle], you should really take a look at the show! It was really wonderful to visit with Carolyn, share a few stories about her residency and what informed this body of work. For me, it was as though I was transported thru an abstracted version of a room or display that one would possibly find in perhaps the American Museum of Natural History, rendered thru the mind of a gifted artist. I had an enjoyable time seeing and taking in Carolyn's show, sharing stories and remembering that I once worked with Carolyn at Daniel Smith Art. She was holding up well considering the heat in the gallery that day, we don't air condition here, so a 95-98 degree day is a bit of a mind fryer in these parts. It's seems a far cry from the days when Carolyn was probably making this body of work, which I imagine from what was told to me was a dark, cold, and lonely experience there in her studio in Akureyri. The work shined, and it inspired a very good night here in the studio, even given the heat. For me that is always a good sign from a show, one that charges my batteries and made me want to get to work! Nice to travel with you Carolyn.