Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Maureen May

Maureen May

Visual and Performance Artist Maureen May

Durango visual and performance artist Maureen May completed her extremely productive one-week residency.  Her printing focused on 2020 issues from “2020 Vision” to “Murder Hornet a.k.a. Super Spreader”, animations, and more.

My Willowtail experience was exceptional. I was in charge of how I use my time in any way, whether it was actually creating, ruminating on ideas or hanging out in nature.
Willowtail allowed me to focus on my work with very little distraction or restriction.

It was wonderful to concentrate on one aspect of my work, which is political. Although I do not solely create political pieces, it is currently a very important part of my internal and external life and place in these most odd and challenging times.

Willowtail holds the space for its residents with its peacefulness and inspiration. It also offers the immense gift of time to devote to creative work more fully.
I would love to have another longer residency of at least two weeks to develop and advance another exploration at Willowtail.