During the residency, each artist established a unique studio practice, based in different buildings in the sanctuary but extending into the beautiful natural surroundings. H. E. Ramage arranged a painting studio space in the upper floor of the hundred-year-old carriage house at Lacawac. This barn-loft style space was close to nature, complete with other small furry and crawling inhabitants sharing the space. The feature loved most by the artist were huge sliding doors on both floors of the barn to let in the light, rain, smells, energy, and sometimes birds, of the mountain forests!
Works in progress in the carriage-house-turned-studio of H. E. Ramage from the Lacawac Fall 2018 artist’s residency.
STUDENTS OF NATURE
Daily exploration of the surrounding forest trails and mountain lakes gave insight into the unique flora and fauna of the Poconos area. Growing and then decaying clusters of mushrooms, local populations of bright orange spotted newts, and all manner of crawling, flying, swimming, frolicking, and growing things. The Lacawac area teems with life, and taping into that ecosystem was an inspiration for all the residents!