About Studio Art Publications
Nina Serrano and Paul Richards co-hosted their first ever Open Studio, entitled Poetic License, as part of the Vallejo Open Studios 2019 as guest artists at the New Pacific Studio, thanks to Kay Flavell. The two day event featured poetry, photography, video, audio, books, and art created over their many decades of collaboration. It was a multimedia open studio that for the first time summed up for them the full scope of their collaboration over the past half a century.
Much of our work, art in the form of drawings, videos, poetry, and audio, only sees the light of day on this website in digital form. While not for sale like the books, videos and photos available on Estuary Press, they are offered free here, published for the world to share and see.
They have collected them here under the banner of Studio Art, linking together posts from their blogs and YouTube channels. Digital Studio Art could not exist without the new global internet which allows artists to walk past the gate keepers of corporate legacy publishing to have our own say in the world unfettered by the established channels. They join the self publishing movement that is springing up globally creating a veritable tornado of creative out pouring unlike anything the world have ever seen before.
Self publishing in its many forms has created a change in the world something like the change that took place when we moved from the bronze age to the iron age. The difference between those ages in a nutshell comes down to the spread of technology. Only empires could make bronze weapons. Anyone can make iron weapons in their back yard. This change leveled the playing field. So today self publishing puts the power of the pen (a quaint archaic term) in the hand of everyone, depriving empires of their monopoly of thought control. No one knows where this will take us, but for now, just breaking the empire's hold on our minds is the path forward.