by Zoe Rodriguez
I’ve loved Joseph Alleman’s work ever since I came across it three years ago, so I thought I knew what his Logan studio would look like. Super tall ceilings, white walls and big windows… something you’d see in a magazine, I guess. I was dead wrong… and it was refreshing. The building that housed him and his studio was old with creaky steps, doors with gaps and yellowing walls. He had the same bug traps we have in our studio at our home. He had toilet paper and a digital clock. His children had graffitied his white board and his trash in back was over flowing. I was astounded to realize that his studio was just like yours or mine and that amazing art isn’t just made in magazine looking lofts, but wherever we sit down to make it… bug traps and all.
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