We recently caught up with artist Naoe Suzuki (Drawing Fellow 06) to have her answer some burning questions.
Do you secretly dream of being a) a pop icon, b) an algebra teacher, and/or c) a crime-solver/writer a la Jessica Fletcher?
d) Flamenco dancer
Whats the best/worst day job youve ever had?
One year, I had two very understanding and supportive bosses at work, and that was my golden period. It was the best 9-5 job situation I ever had. The following year, both of them were gone and we had an interim director. It was the same place, with pretty much the same job for me, but it turned out to be the worst daytime job (besides teaching at a public high school, which I only lasted one year…) But, I’m doing job hunting for a daytime job right now.
The unauthorized biography of your life is titled: Passion and Fire: A Secret Life of a Japanese Flamenco Dancer (Yes, I still dream of becoming a flamenco dancer.)
How do you know when your work is done?
I usually know when I overdid it, and I stop immediately but it’s already too late, and I can’t fix it because I use mineral pigment which is like watercolor. That’s when I realize I should’ve stopped five minutes ago.
To see Naoe’s work in person, check out the show called bound at the Clark University Schiltkamp Gallery, in Worcester. The exhibition runs February 11 through April 10, 2009, with an artists talk (4:30 PM) and opening reception (5-7 PM) Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Photo credit: All images courtesy of Naoe Suzuki