I’m back in KC from 6 weeks of east coast work and play where ‘Product Placement’ officially began on the testing grounds at Art OMI- an international artist residency program in Ghent, NY. The first week I hit the ground running. The second week I was deep in thought and questioning everything. The third week- like the many balloons I was working with-everything expanded. Removing the pressure of deadlines–the methodology of my artistic practice expanded as I was able to experiment and sketch formally & conceptually, full scale, 1:1. New content and ideas about ‘Product Placement’ emerged through diligent play and the multifaceted conversations and studio visits I had with fellow artists, and visiting writers, curators, historians, and gallerists.