A couple of weeks ago I posted an interview with James Marshall on FADwebsite, but I thought it would be worth reposting part of it here because I know not everybody reading Vandalog also reads FAD where I post from time to time.
So here’s the first half of what you can find on FAD:
as a kid I started drawing all the time …just sort of went from there…
2 How did you evolve into a professional artist?
by accident…just sort of happened..in reality it is still happening…its never really a finished process.
3 What drove you to make art as a professional vocation?
if I could make a living making art then that was better than making a living doing some other shit.
4 Explain your inspiration?
it varies from day to day….it just sort of exist in different forms..at different times…
5 In what way does your inspiration transform into ideas?
naturally I guess…i don’t really think about it… I just trust that it will happen
6 From Ideas to production of art – how? And why?
that’s a good question for someone else… I don’t really think about it…
7 Could your ideas be portrayed in any other medium? If so which?
sure I guess… Any number of things…architecture…sculpture…fabric…
8 Which artists would you most like to blatantly rip off?
none….what would be the point of that..
9 Why is your art made?
because I make it
10 What does being an artist mean to you?
nothing… It just is what it is… Why worry about what it means…