Interview with a French Hornist
Hannah Culbreth, an accomplished French hornist, is refreshingly clear about her process as an artist. She rarely misses practice. She’s created interesting ways to develop her world-class expertise and to stand out among other musicians in a highly competitive field. In our conversation, we talk about motivation, learning, and dealing with difficult challenges.
Interview with a Photographer
Jeremy Dennis, a young, big-award-winning photographer, has big ideas and a painterly approach to the image. Jeremy is in the midst creating an incredibly complex body of work, layering maps, stories, interviews, supernatural images, portraits and myths. It’s cohesive. It’s enormous. I find his vision and work ethic inspiring. In our conversation, we talk about the forbidden topic: money.
Interview with a Japanese Woodblock Printmaker
Making color woodblock prints requires a significant investment of time, an embrace of repetition, and vast acres of patience. The work is so demanding technically, very few artists specialize in color woodblock. Mary Brodbeck has created a significant body of place-based work, engaging the natural world with her eye, color, ink, paper and wood. Using teachings passed down through generations of teachers from Hokusai (the wave guy), Mary carves many blocks for each print. For twenty years, she and I have been talking about the process of making art, success and failure, not getting injured, and the craft of teaching. Today in our conversation, we talk about frustration, purpose, and the omnipresent angel (demon?) on our shoulder…