Artist Brandon Smith and I work together at UK and we often have conversations about the role of an artists blog, particularly in relation to our own practices. I feel that it is neccasery in today's technology age that virtual representation is a must; and a simple way of going about that representation is a blog. Brandon and I both enjoy Joe Fig's book "Inside the Painters Studio" and are using it as resource for our blogs. (Note: although this book is geared toward painters it is an excellent resource for any visual artist- it's about studio practice which relates to us all.) For the next few months Brandon and I will be asking ourselves the same interview questions that Fig asks in his book. Posts will include studio shots, works in progress, and artists references when needed. We call it Blog Watchers and it starts this Friday Feb. 1st. So keep an eye out and take a look at Brandon's website: www.brandoncsmith.com there's a link to his blog on his website (but for you deadbeats here it is: www.brandoncsmith.blogspot.com)
Here's a look into our first question we'll address : When did you consider yourself a professional artist, and when were you able to dedicate yourself full time to that pursuit?
Check back Friday!
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I am a contemporary artist focused on the intersection of art and science in Lexington, KY.