In order to keep my creative tank chugging along I like to fill it with all sorts of visual fuel. This "Tuesday's Artist" thing is my way of sharing some of the artists that inspire and delight me. I asked them to do a little finish-this-sentence sort of mini-interview so we might get to know them a little better.
This week's spotlight is shining on Suzanna Scott. She makes wonderful assemblage and collage pieces. Her work is inspired by "all things old, chipped, cracked, worn, dusty, used, found, buried, designed, loved, pieced, intricate, aged and transfigured." I'm a big fan of tiny art (I just think it's more intimate somehow) and Suzanna does tiny very well. She's also quite adept at combining seemingly disparate ingredients in a cohesive way, while still maintaining a definitely playful quality.
•If I wasn't an artist maybe I'd be a librarian. At least that's what I want to be when I grow up.
•Today, I'm listening to Kansas Public Radio. Classical music is something Lizzie (my 6 year old studio mate) and I can both agree on.
•I'm really good at thrifting. Practice makes perfect!
•I'd like to be better at using a sewing machine. I thrifted a vintage Singer sewing machine and I can't seem to find a few quiet hours to get down to business with it. One day soon perhaps. (**sigh**)
•When I was a kid I was a middle child. ('nuff said)•I hate it when my coffee gets cold before I have a chance to drink it.
•My workspace is always in a state of organized chaos.•Right now, I'm really into Instagram. If you have an iPhone you absolutely have to check it out!
•I hope that my art speaks for itself 'cuz I've never been good at talking about my own work.