ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

T J Donovan, a South Dakota native finishing his studies in Chicago, discusses his work and philosophies on art making. Donovan likes to preserve a space for abstract making and direct address in his work. He believes that working through a creative block is important, and feels that action will automatically "yield to something different." Listen in as he also describes his experience on playing with the work in different contexts, and how that it may or may not change how the work is received, both for him and the viewer. (some strong language)









The artist's website: http://www.tjdonovanart.com/index.html



(podcast intro/outro by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips. Also featuring music by Heroic Doses)

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Santa Monica, California artist, Julia Schwartz, joins ahtcast for this interview. Schwartz describes how she paints regardless of creative block and feels that social media has become a great artist community. Schwartz goes on to detail how she is open to the world and how it unfolds, and takes her experiences into the studio. "The more I've been painting, the more wordless I become." Listen in!







The Artist's website: http://www.juliaschwartzart.com/




(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)
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