Monday, September 28, 2009
Feature: Cheryl & Janet Snell Day 2
After Schiele © Janet Snell
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Janet's Day 2 Q&A
Do you ever run out of room to store your paintings & supplies? (Elaborate)
Yes, the stuff in my studio at home has spilled out into the spare bedroom and the garage, besides the pieces on the walls.
How long have you done collaborations with your sister & how do you think that affects your art?
After my first book of drawings and text, FLYTRAP, came out, my sister started to make poems to accompany my art. We began to publish these in lit journals and decided to keep going until we had enough material for a new book. I think in images and she can extend the metaphor with words, so our collaboration works like two takes on a similar idea. It’s not one art explaining the other. We each retain our own voice, but we also have a shared sense of melancholy.
Describe the area you create in.
It’s a converted bedroom in the house. I like to have my studio in my living space. I like a short commute.
Do you have any rituals or a set process you go through to prep yourself to paint? If so what are they?
Reading something full of images like Genet or Kerouac, or listening to music gets me in the mood.