Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Feature: Cheryl & Janet Snell Day 3
he looks with his one good eye © Janet Snell
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Janet's Day 3 Q&A
Are there any famous (dead or alive) artists that you relate to more than others? Any local artists you admire?
My old teacher, Edward Dugmore, is still a favorite. To me, his work embodied what D. H. Lawrence called "the direct utterance from the instant whole man." DaVinci, Francis Bacon, DeKooning, Nolde, Kandinsky, Klee, Gorky, Schiele, and Munch have all been influences. As for the local scene, I like what I see coming out of the Artists of Rubber City. Keep your eye on George Reuter, with whom I’m having a show in the spring.
Is there a particular period of art that inspires you or that you are drawn to?
My images make me a neo-German Expressionist and the space they live in, an abstract expressionist, so I’d say the artists of the German Expressionist movement do it for me.
How do you think your art affects the lives of others?
It gives them some food for thought, I hope.
What makes your art unique?
In the words of my old professor, “You’ll always be out in left field.”