Maria Calandra interviews and draws Chris Martin

Maria Calandra, Pencil in the Studio, visits artists in their studios. While there she talks with the artists about their work and draws the studios.  I enjoy the interviews, Chris Martin's new and enormous paintings are a visual feast. But I also find Calandra's drawings of Martin's studio exciting.  Joe Fig has a similar project, he recreates artists studios in miniature, like Jackson Pollock in his studio.They've always felt a little like the Art Institute of Chicago Miniatures, a representation of some cool thing or place. Calandra's drawings are different, there is a transformation that occurs that transcends the referent, I want to be in her space.

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