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Why Are You An Artist?
Do You Teach?
Post graduation I am contemplating teaching and facilitating some common sense workshops on creating art and some that are more technology-focused. I plan on making them relatively cheap.
Is Anything Here For Sell?
For more information please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The more details you include (i.e “I really like x digital collage and am wondering if you could print a custom-sized, but much larger version”) the better. For specific work: please include the title of the work, the size (if multiple are provided) and, if a size is outside the norm, if it is a custom sized request as this requires extra work and lead time.
I Really Like X Can You Make Me An X + 1/3.14?
Depends. I don’t normally work based on commission.
Contact me at email@example.com and please provide details about what you want.
I will not:
Make you a painting of your dog/your brother/your grandma/your favorite meal.
Work for free. This includes apprenticeships and internships. I believe in fair wages for artists.
Work as a Graphic Designer. I am not a graphic designer and have no interest in working as one.
[I will make an exception for web design in some instances. Especially if you are an artist.]
Allow you to use my bank account to transfer your phony $5,000,000 in cash.
Provide artwork for an exhibition (group/solo).
Potentially collaborate or corroborate with other artists on larger projects.
Give conceptual art advice (coming up project, stay tuned).
Answer any newbie questions for those interested in the arts.
What Medium Do You Use?
As for art: Senses. Texts. Haptic optics. Experience.
Who Or What Are Your Influences?
One of my mentors, Jared Steffensen, has had a lasting impression due to his anthropological/folkorist approach to creating work. A few others (if I must namedrop) include those roosting in the post-internet dialect (Jon Rafman, Simon Denny, et al) and those who utilize other theoretical backdrops to create work, ranging from the constructivist sculptures of Matthew Day Jackson, the particle investigations of Olafur Eliasson, to the absurdist reality of the late Louise Bourgeois. I consider myself a hunter of content. I am always seeking out the contemporary as well as the long lost outsider. I don’t follow a particular hierarchy or paradigm when seeking out knowledge.
What Are Your Hobbies?
Is There Anything Peculiar or Interesting About You?
Can You Explain Your Process?
Phase 2: Well, that was fun to clean up, wasn’t it? At least things look more cohesive now. Layers arising. Clearer networks are being established between information. This is the collage phase, where I start assigning patterns that, often, only later I realize.
Phase 3: Many Aha!’s come out of this phase. The layers are down. I start making more informed decisions. Editing ensues. I often realize many of the connections I had established a priori and then ponder how I chanced upon such a thing (at this point in my life I know it is not chance).
Phase 4: Finalization. I get antsy. I want it over with as the “project drug” is beginning to wear off and I’m ready to move on. I make final design decisions. I snip away the excess. I set it up, document it and move on.