Q: If you could meet any artist in the history of the world, who would that be and why?
A: I would like to meet David Hockney. He has continued to evolve throughout his career. His fearless approach to making big art, using technology and embracing nature no matter the weather is so inspiring to me. I want to evolve my art for as long as I make it, and I’d love to have a conversation with him about his 5+ decades-long journey.
Q: What is your biggest challenge as an artist?
A: My biggest challenge is avoiding and limiting interruptions to my workflow. Once people know you make your own schedule, they tend to think that you have more time. You don’t get more time than anyone else, so you just have to protect your creative hours. I also put my phone on silent or “do not disturb” because that can take my attention away from creating.
Q: How do you break through creative blocks?
A: I check the Big 3 creative tools: Sleep, Clean Eating and Movement. I think it’s a myth that artists are partying in order to sustain their creativity. If I’m procrastinating, I set a timer for 20 minutes and go clean or organize things in my studio. Once I clear off a table or design wall, there’s space for the creativity to appear.