Over the last couple of years many different artists have been featured on Another Passion. I recently reached out to some of them, asking how things had been since their feature, and what they were up to now. In the following, you can read what some of them had to share.
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“I’m currently neck-deep in the final edits for my next book The Infects. It’s a zombie opus that is part Superbad, part Heathers and part Dawn of The Dead. It’s coming out September 25th on Candlewick Press. I’m also finishing final edits on Wise Young Fool, which comes out next August on Little, Brown and is a punk rock diary. Also, You Killed Wesley Payne was just named a 2011 Editor’s Choice by Booklist!”
“It’s been fun since we last spoke. I got to do some pretty ridiculous shows out of state. The show in Vegas might have been the pinnacle. Right now I’m working on a brand new album with some big time contributions. I don’t want to spoil the surprises, but I’m very happy with it all. Additionally, the studio I work with, Undercaste has just released a mixtape featuring myself and many other artists from the local scene. You can download that at Undercaste Studios. I did a video for one of the songs, which you can see on YouTube in all it’s vulgarity.”
“Life has been extra busy since we first interviewed, but in a good way. Not long after we talked, I went and spent five weeks as an artist-in-residence at the Guldagergaard Center for Ceramic Research in Skælskør, Denmark. While I was there, I had a chance to work on my first installation in ages. I built a giant swarm of flying beasts, all suspended in a massive flock. The piece spent a week installed in one of the local elementary schools.
“This ended up being really inspiring project for me. I loved coming back to installation, something I haven’t worked on since college. It was also my first taste of public art. It was pretty eye opening for me to see the kids taking in the art. It really pushed me to do more with my work.
“Since then, my art has continued to grow. I’ve just had another chance to do an installation, and that piece, Through the Clouds, has just gone up in Gallery 110 in Pioneer Square. My smaller work has evolved as well, with some of my most recent pieces revealing the inner structure of the creatures, changing the way that they’re seen as sculpture. It’s actually been pretty crazy this month, because there’s a big ceramics conference that’s going to be in Seattle at the end of March. I’m in a total of five shows, one of which I’m curating. I’ve just written up on my blog a guide to the five shows.
“It’s a little funny to think about the progress of my work since that interview, because the last question you asked in the interview was where I saw my working heading. I think I hemmed and hawed, but didn’t really give you a clear answer. It was because I could tell I was at a point where I was ready for change in my work, but couldn’t see where it would go next. However, looking back, I can’t of been happier with the growth of my work since then.”
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