A primary goal for us here at Wide Open Road Art is to facilitate connections between artists, artworks and interested individuals . With this in mind we have been interviewing our artists for the last few months. We will be posting all the interviews here with the intention of creating a database of artists talking about their practice and the practicalities of surviving an artist in the current social and political climate. For a link to the interviews scroll down to the bottom of this page.
- Tell me about your practice, what drives it, materially and conceptually?….
- What do you think are some of the important roles of the modern artist ?…
- Do you think artists have social responsibilities? If so what are they?…
- How would you describe your connection to other artists/ an artmaking community?
- Do you think that an artist community is important? Why?
- What are your philosophies when it comes to making art?
- Where do you go/ what do you do for inspiration?
- In the current political climate support for the arts is low, how do you manage to get by as artist/ incorporate art making into your life?
- What do you consider to be good art?
- How does good art make you feel?
- What is your dream art collaboration, if history, geography and money were no barrier?
En En See, Mel Jane Wilson