Also the artist, this time with a giant hotdog.
Part the Second
Earlier this week (I know, I said "tomorrow"...) I posted the first half of an interview with Lindsay Anne Shepherd. So here is the second half, plus some pictures of her work as a slideshow! She has a great blog, too.
Q. What parts of your life most influence your art?
A. What influences me most are the people I am surrounded by. Many of my works are about actual memories that I have had with the people I love or ideas given to me by the people I love. Coming up with pictorial ideas has always been the most difficult part of the process for me, so sometimes I will ask a friend to give me an idea, and I will go with the very first thing that comes out of their mouth. It's funny to me, because a lot of my friends always talk about how uncreative they are, but in my opinion, they come up with the most genius ideas! It is because of this that I almost think of my work as a collaborative effort because a lot of the time my work is based off of a friend's idea.
Q. What goes into the process of making one of your collages?
A. The process of making a piece always starts with some kind of idea. I usually don't sketch it out, because I am not that organized! The colors I imagine in my mind are the colors I try to choose when I am at the craft store. I use mostly plain colored sheets of paper, but often throw in a patterned sheet or two to mix it up. And from there I cut out all the shapes by hand, and build layer upon layer, until I feel the collage is finished! What I can't quite figure out is how my artwork is so precise and clean while every other aspect of my life is exactly the opposite. Anyone who knows me knows that I am very messy and unorganized with everything else in my life!
Q. How long does it take you to make one?
A. The process can take anywhere from a couple days (for the small pieces) to a couple of months for the larger ones. They can be very time consuming and are extremely meticulous.
Q. What have you been up to lately?
A. In the past month I have relocated to a studio on 5th Avenue in the Arts District called Picture This, which has already presented me with many great opportunities. I will be having a show in Fido, located on the Hillsboro Village strip, From November 1st to December 13th, so be sure and make a visit!