“Ideas often develop as a reaction to something I’ve seen or something I’ve been thinking for a while and it just comes out like art turrets.”
“I still love that I work at home – yet it’s a separate space. I keep the blinds closed to the view as too much light on my screens, but when I’m painting I open them up for more light. I’d like it to be less cluttered and more zen. I keep trying.”
My studio is about 400 square feet and came with a locked safe about as big a refrigerator, probably because the building originally housed jewelers. Sometime in the late 90s I decided to have the safe picked because I needed the space. I was hoping there might be something special inside or maybe something spooky, but it was empty.
” I was really into making collages and collage-filled sketchbooks in college. Even though I don’t work that way much anymore, I think all that time obsessing over paper and surfaces has informed the textures I bring to my book covers now.”
“I tend to overthink my work, so it helps to have it up where I can make notes and see everything as a whole, and hopefully remind myself it’s not as bad as I think.”
In the words of one of my role models, the scientist Harold E. Edgerton, a pioneer of high-speed photography: “Work like hell, tell everyone everything you know, close a deal with a handshake, and have fun.“