How are you adapting to the stay at home orders?
It’s strange, but I think artists are born to thrive during times like these. I’m fortunate that my studio is fairly isolated and our fabrication shop is even more secluded, so I have the freedom to safely and responsibly work as much as I would like to right now. The timing worked well for me to actually spend much more time at home than I typically would and I have taken advantage of it.
My wife and I purchased a home built in the 1890’s two years ago, so this time of quarantine has given me the opportunity to completely renovate three rooms in our home and my gardening hobby has crossed over into more of an obsession. I’ve even used the materials from my house demo to build too many raised garden planters.
I think the most impactful adaptation I have made is that I have started reading a book on Facebook live every night as a small way to stay connected and give back. We are so used to having our door open to family and friends, so it is a way to continue our hospitality in one sense. People have actually been so excited about “Story Time with Quincy.”
What is inspiring your work during this time?
This might sound too vague, but if I had to answer with one word, I would say “season.” This season we are living in. It is spring and life is returning. It is the season of a pandemic and people are passing away. It just feels like everything in life has been extremely personified right now.
How can people contact you and purchase art or further support you?
My email address is email@example.com. Of course, clients can also reach me by phone (317-652-6730) or by messaging me through all of my social media accounts. You can see my work at www.quincyowensart.com as well as www.owensandcrawley.com. Most of my recent work is commission-based, so people might also scroll through my Instagram accounts: @QuincyOwensArt and @OwensandCrawley. There, you can see my/our most recent projects, commissions and more.