The studio is a mess. So-so unfinished paintings. I'd rather look out the window. I always liked having studios with large windows, if possible on a higher floor. My current studio is like a box sitting on the roof of an old department store building. Looking outside, I see things that at times make it into my drawings and paintings ... window configurations for example, or roof landscapes.
Hartmut Austen is dividing his time between Detroit and Minneapolis.