It was time for a reset, so I've jumped headlong into creating a new space for Studio Hammett both literally and figuratively. Inch by inch, in the historic town of Newburgh, NY, my partner and I are digging out a fire ravaged 120 year old house from rubble and debris and the ephemera of the lives passed inside its walls. We are taking the nearly destroyed house, and in some ways ourselves, down to the bare bones where we will swab the decks clean and begin creating again. It is the ultimate set up for a fresh start. The remnants of the past and the promise of the future are mingling in the scorched space and, like a forest, seeds of renewal are gathering all around us.

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