“I’m just a different kind of animal. My life is built around travel and waking up in different cities. I’ll do an art fair in Miami, Phoenix for the Heard Museum, Burning Man, New York for the Armory Show, I’ll go to Europe for Milan or Spain to see my kids,” he says. “That’s the pace of my life. I was very engaged with the external parts of the world.”
And then, with the snap of the fingers, the world stopped as the pandemic shuttered travel, closed borders and sent billions indoors in self-imposed isolation. For Abeyta, having it all grind to a halt like that, it really started to make him think about his life, his work and the concept of home.
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