Art Omi, How to describe such an overall amazing experience....! The commitment of highly trained professionals but mostly art lovers with many years on the making has developed a well balanced and healthy dynamic among themselves and passed on to the residents. The structure of the day to day endeavors and procedures yet giving us the space and freedom to just be and feel supported in such a way that I personally could allow myself to spend time in my studio “off the grid” not bothering on mundane things and surrounded by a calm and almost dreamlike landscape was a liberating experience. From the get-go, I could tell the thorough selection process on artists with common interests hence artists and mostly their persona seriously involved on research and artistic life projects attuned among some of their peers. This gave way to engage on interesting dialogs and discussions among us. I feel this was great part of the residency success. Sharing our daily processes, ideas and leisure time with artists from multicultural backgrounds was one of the most pleasant and enriching experiences I have had during a residence. The visitors dynamic was quite good. Having our meals together gave opportunity to expand on previous studio conversations as well as inviting more visitors casually sometimes. This month-long intensive residence for sure created great friendships that will probably have a life beyond Art Omi and at the same time we are all part of this incredible project.