|Artist Mona Waterhouse in her studio in Peachtree City, Georgia (Photo by Catherine Nash)|
The artists I have curated to interview have all conferred on what I intend on asking....and rarely do we need to adjust the questions although sometimes we think on our feet, so to speak, when in front of the camera...the interview is truly collaborative, creating the sets (at least 4 or 5 per interview) with lighting and their supporting artwork. I make sure that they feel they have stated and covered all information that would reflect themselves in the manner they'd like to be "seen" at this moment in time before we are finished.
|Artist Michael Marshall in his Athens, Georgia studio (Photo by Catherine Nash)|
|Artist Lynn Sures in her Silver Spring, Maryland studio (Photo by Catherine Nash)|
Because their interview is in lieu of writing, once the 28 interviews are all edited (I anticipate extreme editing focus this summer), the layout of this "portfolio" section should be relatively easy. Of course, there still remains the job of organizing the 90 or so artists represented by one work each in the "gallery" section and indeed I will do some comprehensive writing to tie them together by content.
|Artist Dennis O'Neil at Hand Print Workshop International in Alexandra, Virginia (Photo by Catherine Nash)|
While some would find my schedule harrowing, I am deriving intense pleasure and fulfillment from it...learning so much. Making connections with people/media/ideas. Total kick! I am not worried about when the book (i.e. the product) will be done but I do have a new goal to have it published by September in time for a joint conference by The Friends of Dard Hunter and the International Assoc. of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists...
|Artist Georgia Deal in her studio in University Park, MD (Photo by Catherine Nash)|
|Artist Jessica Drenk in her Clemson, SC studio (Photo by Catherine Nash)|