Tuesday, May 19, 2009

IT8 Blog Questions

These following questions are the list of questions given to gallery directors, curators, exhibiting artists and workshop leaders. Those people were asked to pick any five of the questions below and respond to them with a paragraph. The responses are proving to be as diverse as the questions.
  • Tell us a bit more about yourself: your location, professional affiliations, personal stuff…
  • Apart from creating things, what do you do?
  • What first inspired you to become an artist?
  • Please describe your creative process: how you create, when, where, with what materials…
  • What possession do you most cherish?
  • How do you go about creating a piece of work and what goes through your mind from start to finish?
  • What is a typical day for you?
  • What is your ideal day in the studio? What is your agenda? What music do you listen to?
  • What are some of the things you do to keep yourself creative?
  • When do you feel you hit your stride as an artist?
  • What is the source of your creativity? How much is from within? How much comes from outside sources?
  • Could you do your art without an audience? How important is feedback?
  • Did you chose or were you chosen to create art?
  • What are your methods of visualization?
  • How does your process of creating an art object begin?
  • What helps create a suitable environment for making art?
  • What are your favorite materials to work with?
  • Where do you find materials to create with? Names of shops or internet sites…
  • Name your top five: musicians, books, movies, websites, artists… (provide a link to websites or artists websites if at all possible)
  • What are materials that illicit the most response from you in viewing work?
  • Define fiber art through your lense as an artist or audience member.
  • What most excites you about this year’s Innovations in Textile 8 collaboration?
  • If you didn’t work with fiber, what media would you work with? Why?
  • Is the face of fiber art changing? How so?
  • What is your next project?

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