Monday, 26 April 2010

Around the studio

I love looking at interiors both in magazines and on the internet, and to me, a studio is the pinnacle. Every time I see photos of an artist's workspace I pore over every detail to try and find the essence of how and why its owner does what they do.
Why would anyone want to look at my studio? I asked myself, especially as photography is not one of my strengths. But let me show you around anyway. My studio is one of about 40 in a former boot factory in inner city Melbourne which dates back to the Victorian era. Excuse the dust, which seems to fall like rain from the exposed ceiling.
A tapestry from Sweden, an Eames House of Cards, a Victorian cut-out, Ladybird books and the all-important snack. (Not always that healthy.)
The Ill Conceived Mobile, which needs to be restrung as the cutely packaged thread that I bought from the Indian shop can't handle the weight of small plywood objects. The clay man waits like a blank canvas for an idea. These both sit patiently on my new lightbox table, which some silly person was throwing away just as I was walking past their studio!
My upside-down candle is an object of interest for many of my neighbours. Unfortunately, it is actually a reminder of the Black Saturday bushfires of the summer before last. That day was so hot in inner Melbourne too that the candles melted.

13 comments:

jaboopee said...

wow , i've really enjoyed this little visit to your studio, the upside down candle is an art installation in itself....amazing that it melted so intactly ( if that's a word) ...and your little patchwork window curtains look so cute and gorgeous ...and a world of interiors on your desk , i always seem to have one close by too...it's my favourite interiors magazine.

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Elaine! I'm really glad that you got to visit. It's actually alot nicer in real life, I'm very lucky to have so much lovely sunlight in there. You'll have to pay a PROPER visit one day.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Juts discovered your work and blog and love it all - I'm going to try and find some time today to read through your posts and will pop something on my blog - love your wooden dolls!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Deborah,
Lovely to meet you! I am in turn looking forward to spending time looking at YOUR incredible blog! I am most flattered -- thank you!

Emma said...

I completely agree with your fixation on studios, and how they inspire and inform the work of their inhabitants.

I'm always examining images of studios, and had a great time peeking into yours - thanks!

Sandra Eterovic said...

You're welcome Emma, thank YOU!

Sandra said...

thanks for the visit to your studio Sandra! i loved seeing where you work and the little bits and pieces that surround and inspire you. hope you are well and happy. Sandra x

sophie munns said...

Your studio is wonderful .... totally!

I could have written almost word for word the intro to your love of interiors and the pinnacle studio and so on as I feel so similarly on this.

Except I'd not have said it anywhere near so eloquently.

Lovely blog Sandra. I'm inspired!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Dear Sandra -- lovely to hear from you again! I'm hanging on, I hope that you're very well and enjoying the autumn.

Dear Sophie,
Lovely to meet you! I have had a look at your blog and I find YOUR work incredibly interesting. I look forward to going back again. Thank you for looking and commenting.

All the best!

A hoader dies for a tailors life... said...

your studio is more amazing than i imagined! you must be being productive your plants are flourishing! your my idol! see u saturday ~

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hey Gin! I'm very pleased that you like it!!! I am looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, though it will be very sad. I am very excited for you though. I am going to have to come to your sale to see you once more of course but also because I might have to buy one of those teapots...
P.S. sometimes I front up at the studio JUST to water my plants.

swinkie said...

I love your blog which I just found through brilliant blogger Kickcan and Conkers. So I will have to make time to read further posts when i get back home to Oz. Your work is so lovely and I feel that I know it or wanted to do the same work myself... and thanks for sharing your studio with us.. I now want to be back in mine.

Sandra Eterovic said...

HI Sandra W! Lovely to meet you. YOur blog is gorgeous -- I think we definitely have alot of interests in common, not just our names. Hey there are lots of cool Sandras on the internet!!! Hee hee.