Have you received any comments or reviews about your work that took you completely by surprise? If so, how did that affect you?
I did have one review where the author didn’t quite get how drawings of very mundane 50s-era municipal buildings could be emblematic of a “faded romanticism,” or why I would strive to monumentalize a type of failed architecture. She said, “Is she aware architecture had reached a low ebb at this time?” as if I just hadn’t picked good enough buildings to celebrate. It was discouraging that she completely missed the point, but you can’t win ’em all, and probably shouldn’t want to.
What other artists inspire you?
De Chirico, Peter Doig, Wendy White, Neo Rauch, Zoe Strauss, Bernd and Hilla Becher, April Gornik, Jennifer Bartlett, Ed Ruscha, Lebbeus Woods
Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay?
If your face was on the front of a restaurant, what would be served inside?
Fruit roll-ups and toast.
Would you rather live in outer space or underwater?
I think outer space would feel less claustrophobic. Bonus points for lack of gravity.