it's my pleasure to support seth as he celebrates the release of his book, The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed. to say that seth has been supportive of my art and this blog would be a vast understatement - he commented on my first post in 2008, and his support has not stopped since. and the thing is, he's done this for lots of artists!
in case you're not familiar with seth's art, here's an example... how on earth he finds the time to make art and network like crazy is beyond me...
you can find his art at his blog, the altered page; you can also find out more about the book, as well as links to the artists from the book who've been featured - one each day - in the month of march.
for the book each of the 'featured artists' had to answer twelve questions, and we thought that these posts would be a good opportunity to get revenge, uh, i mean get to know him better...
my questions (and his answers) were:
me: of all the places you've lived or visited, which place do you feel you resonate with most?
seth: I have 2 answers to this question. In terms of places I have lived, it would be NYC hands down. To me this is home. I connect with the energy, the vibe, the creativity, the food, the art, the opportunities, the pace, the people, the architecture... really with it all. In terms of places I have visited, it would be Italy hands down. I have been there twice and every single moment was magical. Breathtaking art, gorgeous people, sensational food, stunning landscapes, endless history... how could i not resonate?
me: the person who has had the most impact on your creative life is...?
seth: Right now, the person who is having the most impact on my creative life would have to be my editor Tonia Davenport. Working with her on this book has really changed the way I think when it comes to all things creative. Throughout the whole process of writing this book she has challenged me to push myself and to think outside the box. She has shown me how important it is to take an idea further than I might have in the past. And she never settles for something when it can be better. A good philosophy for art but also for life.
wait, what, seth?! you answered those "with a twist"! you mean i could've done that?!! well in that case i'm officially (ha ha) changing my answer to the question: "If you had your choice of fame versus income as an artist, which would you chose and why?" my new answer is:
neither! the only reason i paint and draw is that it makes me happy.
this is part of my self portrait for the book, titled 'devil, angel, me'... it only seems right that i show you the 'devil me' part since she's contributed quite a bit to this post... ; )
seth's put out an open call for art that will be shared on his blog and possibly travel with him to become part of artist panels, book signings, and exhibitions. if you're interested in more info, click here.
i'm wishing you wild success with your book and all endeavors, seth! maybe we'll finally meet when your book tour gets to the west coast!