Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked: How have health issues impacted your art – or vice versa? Judith Klausner, multi-disciplinary artist I think there are a variety of ways in which my experience of chronic migraines has influenced my art. Most explicitly, my recent series of work Coming Out of the … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Cape Cod artist and environmentalist Gin Stone uses dyed reclaimed longline fishing gear to create her work. Here she discusses her process and how her environmental awareness directly influences her use of materials. I like to start out with a group of keywords that I use to describe myself and my work: multi-media artist humane taxidermy retired fishing gear … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. This month, we asked: Why is it important to you to incorporate real stories or real people into your art? Margo Guernsey, filmmaker Storytelling is as old as human beings. For me, telling real stories about real people is a way to ground us in a deeper understanding of who we are in this … [Read more...]
In 2012, Daniela Petrova received an Artist Fellowship in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction. This month, she's publishing her debut novel, Her Daughter's Mother. The novel, which has already been featured in Publisher's Weekly and O: the Oprah Magazine, explores the complicated connection between a woman and her IVF egg donor. We asked the author about the process of writing the … [Read more...]
In 2016, Sean Padraic McCarthy won a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction. As he gets ready to publish his debut novel, In the Midst of the Sea on May 1, 2019, we asked him about his new book, the difficult balance of work+life+art, and what's next in his intriguing trajectory as a literary artist. What came first for In the Midst of the … [Read more...]