CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why?

RC: I see my work as combining both form that is anchored in Modernism while building on the Conceptual Art strategies of language and ideas.

CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

RC: The ordinariness of life.

CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about what your creative thought process is like when starting a new project/ piece of artwork?

RC: I read a lot, I make lists, I research and think through themes that I feel could be relevant to anyone.

CH.89: Is there anything in particular that you would want people to take from your artwork?

RC: Visual pleasure.

CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about your lifestyle as an artist and what that is like?

RC: Working in the studio a lot, going to see other artworks in museums or galleries, spending time with other artists, reading, researching and making.

CH.89: When starting out an artistic task, do you think it is better to have a particular direction/set plan guiding your way? Or, is it better to act on impulse and go from there?

RC: I think it’s better to let things happen spontaneously.

CH.89: What is one major lesson you’ve learned as an artist thus far?

RC: To persevere with your work and have that measure of belief in yourself.

CH.89: Do you regard personal style & taste to be of highest importance?

RC: I think it’s pretty important to find your own taste and aesthetics, but you can be influenced by anything.

CH.89: What do you consider to be the hardest thing about being an artist?

RC: Not knowing what’s going to happen next.

CH.89: What is one thing you love about being an artist?

RC: Seeing a really great exhibition or artwork in person.

CH.89: Is there anyone in particular, any artist’s that inspire you in any way?

RC: My partner the artist G. William Webb.

CH.89: What do you think of technology in terms of being a useful tool for artists today?

RC: Technology is another tool but being able to use your hands is just as important.

CH.89: Do you think being an artist allows you to view the world differently from those who don’t follow creative paths?

RC: Yes, by it’s very nature you need to have a vision of the world that’s other.

CH.89: Do you enjoy traveling? If so, do you have a favorite city?

RC: I love New York, and have for fifteen years.

CH.89: Do you have a favorite author or book?

RC: Richard Brautigan

CH.89: Any future goals or plans for your artwork?

RC: To keep working.

CH.89: What does being an artist mean to you?

RC: It means you’re sensitive to the visual world around you, and you can imagine things.

CH.89: What’s the last song you listened to?

RC: In love with you for the last time by Arthur Russell

CH.89: Any last words on the aesthetic of your artwork?

RC: Colorful, Modern, Thoughtful, Simple, Anachronistic.


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