I’m spending the month of October as an Artist-in-Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York. The Millay Colony was founded in 1973 at the estate of the poet and activist Edna St. Vincent Millay. Every year they invite artists, writers, and composers to a month of solitary practice alongside 5-6 other residents, providing a studio and prepared meals to allow for full-time focus on your art practice. I’m so excited to spend my time along with poet and non-fiction writer Diana Arterian, artist Petros Chrisostomou, composer Bonnie Jones, non-fiction writer Jen Lue, and poet Shivanee Ramlochan.

I was drawn to Millay additionally because the grounds are surrounded by a State Forest that is the habitat of black bear, deer, countless other plants, animals and fungi. I will be spending part of every studio day out in the woods walking, looking, photographing, and taking notes on my observations.

I’ve also brought a wide range of materials from my Wilderness Film Studio project, my 3D printer, and woodworking tools. I’ll be using this time to experiment and find new ways to make this series of objects into an interactive exhibition.

I won’t be spending much time online this month but you can follow more updates on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/_jeremiahbarber_