Artist Interviews

Mistakes in Ghost-Like Markings

An Interview with Kelly Blevins
"Without change, there is no real progression in the arts, resulting in no real progression of the mind."

Narrative Data

An interview with Matthew DiClemente
“Once the numbers get large enough the data can say anything.”

All Images Are Limited to Light and Dark

An Interview with Marcy Miranda Janes
"I have seen people discount the medium as “lacy,” or doily-like, not noticing that the lace is comprised of AK-47s and drones. Kind of like swearing in a lovely tone of voice."

Finding Fragments in Details

An Interview with Sam Pash
"Sometimes it's a challenge not to be too precious about your own ideas. Working with editors and art directors makes the process more of a group effort—you’re working towards a harmonious whole."

The Relationship Between Text and Image

An Interview with Kristen Radtke
"I think it's a rather exciting time to be working in multiple forms. Knowing you may not be taken seriously can offer a certain kind of freedom."

Resurrecting Our Printed Past

An interview with Stephen Knezovich
"My primary source materials are vintage books and magazines—deemed no longer useful or relevant— and rescued from thrift stores and attics and antique shops. Maybe what I’m really trying to do is give these publications a second life."

Moments of magic

An interview with Camille Serisier
"I guess it’s quite a traditional approach, in that there’s a lot of planning and preparation. However, I view each stage as important, not just the final painted work."

Unforeseen Errors

An interview with Rigel Stuhmiller
"No handmade print is perfect. The errors usually add interest to the artwork and give it a lot of character."

Solving a Problem

An interview with Kathy Rooney
"I had strong creative urges at an early age. When I was about nine years old I drew a landscape using hand-picked stones on a slate sidewalk section in front of my house—a process that took all day."

People are Strangest

An interview with Michelle Leveille
"I simply like the label, 'creative process.' It's a juxtaposition of terms. When you're creative, you're using the spontaneous, energetic, boundless part of your spirit."