John Kinross Scholar in 2013
How did the experience affect you as an individual?
The time to breathe, notice and slow down after a season of high paced academic rigour was really appreciated.
What was the impact on your practice?
I began writing in Florence, which has continued to form a fundamental part of my practice. I still think of the River Arno and how it reflected the sky at night.
What would you say the long term impact has been on yourself and you work?
I have a bolder appreciation for the necessity of boredom. To spend time with no responsibilities (besides determining whether I was having pizza or pasta for dinner) allowed me to move forward in thoughts in a way that is difficult otherwise. Remembering being there reminds me to make space.