Sky Carter in her Sydney Studio
Guest Blogger, Sky Carter is a Sydney based fibre artist who has spent most of her life experimenting, exploring and dabbling with various creative mediums. Sky says; “I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up and I spent a lot of time trying different things, I was a bit lost and I always seem to be searching for the next evolution point”. She recently found her passion in free-form weaving which she now pursues full-time at her studio in the May Street Artist Studios, a thriving artist community. Read on for more about Sky and her 'Irreversible 10 year anniversary' exhibition experience.
I arrive. Pilsen, you are magical and a bit scary, but by Chicago standards of scary that's laughable (so please feel free to laugh). My Airbnb hosts are seriously awesome characters (people). I am staying with Sid and Nancy, I'm sure it's them..... Yes I mean the REAL Sid and Nancy. They are alive and well in Pilsen (Elvis may be here too). I am surrounded by fabulous art, thrifted treasures and a smoochy cat... Perfect.
Image courtesy Natasha Kertes. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, also known as Pritzker Pavilion or Pritzker Music Pavilion, is a bandshell in Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located on the south side of Randolph Street and east of the Chicago.
I push through the jet lag and it viciously pushes back. It takes forrrrrreeever to leave me and it's still not gone. All the sleeping pills, melatonin and 'don't sleep yet' discipline amounts to nothing. Like most things it's time and patience and going-with-the-flow that saves the erratic day(s).
In anticipation of the jet lag I have arrived several days before the art troupe heading from Miami hit the Zhou B Art Center for the 'bumping in' of the '10 years of Irreversible' Exhibition. I am settles in my Chicago digs when I am summoned by Noor (our fearless leader) to the depths of Chicago's western suburbs for a Hilton dinner date.