November 02, 2007

Five Fast ones from Heather Smith Jones


I thought it would be fun to ask each of our artists participating in the next exhibit a few quick questions: mini interview style. Over the next few days I will post them. To see more photos of the exhibit pop over to our flickr

1. Your name and your business title if you have another name for your work.
Heather Smith Jones

2. What art do you find really exciting right now?
I like looking at work, and am usually inspired by work in mediums
other than my own, especially printmaking, fiber, and sculptural
clay. I also am interested in artists that combine media or use
traditional methods/materials in a new or personal way.
To name some artists specifically: Tony Fitzpatrick, Marco Maggi, Polly
Apfelbaum, and also painter Squeak Carnwath. My artist friends are also a
source of inspiration to me.

3. What sort of day is a good art day for you?
A good art day is one filled with optimism or new ideas or one where
I am able to work through a problem. The most exciting art day is
when I make discoveries.

4. Do you like working out of your normal medium? if so what do you play
with?
I like to sometimes experiment with other media and have taken
workshops in {other 2-D media such as} printmaking, photography and
surface design in textiles. I have also taken workshops/classes in
jewelry and enameling and really enjoyed those as well.

5. What are you listening to for music currently?
The sounds of tree branches, rustling leaves and birds since it's
still nice enough to have the windows and skylights open. Otherwise
public radio is usually on.

3 comments:

susanna said...

Interesting, Susan. This interview is a treat to readers and viewers of the artwork in your gallery. It's great to learn something about the artist - what she's thinking, looking at, what inspires her...

Gretchen said...

I agree Susan, I'm enjoying the interviews as well. Also it's so nice to put a smiling face to new blogsphere friends. Looking good Heather!

Stephanie said...

I am enjoying these as well! and wish I could see this show in person. I love all their work but am most familiar with Heathers and really enjoy hers!