I enjoy seeing artists' studios since they offer a unique view of the workplace where the pieces are made. The tools, furniture and stacked paintings tell so much more that the art gallery or museum does not.
Ken and I had just left the High Museum after viewing Cezanne, Van Gogh,Toulouse-Lautrec and many more artists from a private collection of European and Impressionist paintings. In fact, I had so much opportunity to practice my "esthetic judgement" and satisfy my visual appetite that I thought I was quite worn down. But as I entered Alexi Torres's studio I became re-energized and again aware of why I enjoyed the art experience so much.