Artists Speak – Dealing with Isolation

Bastien Martel – Metal Artist

It is definitely challenging for everyone but more so for artists. When your studios and galleries are all closed you are basically left to yourself. Being an artist is already a solitary occupation so not having those few moments out of the studio to meet fellow artists and the public creates a real void.
20200308_111936Thankfully my studio is home based and with all this social distancing I have had more time to explore my next direction of abstract action all over sculpture. I was able to winterize my studio in December. This allowed me to be active early in the year. I have also started exploration of ink and paint drawings on paper. So far the test pieces are really promising. I have almost completed 4 pieces and have another 12 on the way. Working towards a busy October 2020 with a solo show and of course Sculpture Expo 2020. I have included pictures of these early unfinished explorations.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share and connect with each other and help alleviate a bit of the loneliness of this confinement. Hope you are well.”
You can see more of Bastien’s work at or on our Online Gallery at

About mariasaracino

Figurative Artist
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3 Responses to Artists Speak – Dealing with Isolation

  1. Merci a vous Mme Couture, moi aussi je suis nouvellement membre NCNS, novembre 2018.
    Au plaisir de se rencontrer.

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  3. Dominique says:

    Merci M . Martel, beau texte, j’aime beaucoup ce que vous créez! Je suis nouvelle parmis vous depuis l’automne dernier. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer.
    Dominique Couture

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