What’s your greatest non art-related skill?
I’m pretty good at doing laundry. Actually, since I attend a lot of garage sales, estate sales, etc., to look for collage materials, I’ve also become pretty good at picking out valuable toys and other collectibles for resale if I manage to find them for a cheap enough price. Though some of the vintage toys I find I end up keeping for my own collection.
If you could throw a dinner party for any six people in the world (dead or alive), who would you invite and why?
Wow, that’s hard. I really had to give this one a lot of thought. I would say Orson Welles because I’ve always heard that he was a great storyteller and he was a genius. It would be great to hear stories of old Hollywood from someone who was shut out of the business in order to get a different take that hadn’t been heard before. David Byrne because I’ve always been a Talking Heads fan and have been fascinated with him as a person and an artist for as long as I can remember. Nicola Telsla because he did things as a scientist that still baffle many scientists today. It would be amazing to pick his brain and possibly learn a few secrets. Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci because it would just be cool to see a discussion between the two of them about inventions, technology, art, philosophy, the list goes on and on. And lastly, Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody, both of whom I’m sure had many amazing stories about the old West. Plus, they might even provide some kind of amazing shooting demonstration or some other amazing old West feat or skill. And yes, I know that’s seven people. Sorry for adding one more!
Any last words?
Just to urge people to support their local artists who are small business people, can create something amazing and unique that you can’t find at Target or WalMart, and generally don’t make great amounts of money or have the luxury of ideal healthcare benefits.