"Joya: AiR enables you the chance to reboot and rethink your connection to art practice which gives you time to rethink not only your practice but the methods used to create work in a sustainable manner. My initial plan was to document my time in Joya through image and text. I imagined that I would methodically work through the task at hand and careful transcribe each experience. Therefore, suturing art and life together as one piece of work - some of this was completed but the sheer beauty of the place was both distracting and a wonder to view.
Simon and Donna have created a space that does not conform to usual residency spaces and every aspect of the interior and exterior is well planned. Additionally, dinner added to the social engagement and the food was delicious."