The Black Walls
This studio is nicknamed The Black Walls because of its literal black walls which also serve as a blank canvas.
The most valuable thing I've learned from years of working on a black canvas is that, in the most basic sense, composition is the balance of darkness and light. Neither one is more important than the other.
And when these black walls grow worn from use and retain too much light, I stop down and re-paint them black to restore all of the possibilities of the original blank canvas.
As an optimist, I am choosing to see the darkness of the year 2020 as a blank canvas. At least personally, with what I can control as I proceed forward in the timeline of my life.
So my intention with these black walls, no matter what winds up on them, is to follow my inspiration and balance the darkness with light.