What is your name and where are you located?
Berry Holz. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How does where you live influence you as an artist?
It's a beautiful, green city & I love the river.
Did you attend art school? How do you think that affects your art?
I was an art history major, then switched to design, but never finished college completely for anything. I think that not finishing affects me in sometimes in subject choice, although you might not always see inferiority complexes running rampant. Stylistically, I'm definitely guided by design principles - balance is my favorite.
How long does each piece take?
Some take weeks (months) to figure out, some only take hours. I hope & think they all come out looking easy & like they wouldn't have taken me long at all.
What is your dream project?
Right now I'm dreaming of a polyptych kind of thing with geese, bicycles, trains, etc weaving in & out of a landscape, influenced by a painting I did recently called 'iconic landscape with train cars & geese'.
What is on your playlist?
Thanks to the 'Where the Wild Things Are' trailer, Arcade Fire all the time. Locally Solid Gold, & my brother's old band Anchorhead. & perennially Steve Earle 'Train A Comin'.
What are you reading?
The Once & Future King for the millionth time. I just finished a 'teen read', Hunger Games, for a book club - it was good!
What are you looking forward to this fall?
Working on paintings for the Endangered show at Bluebottle in January - Really, really looking forward to that. & a trip to San Francisco, yay!It's not always about weather I realize, but this can be said: We are coming off the most beautiful summer I've ever seen in my life; luckily fall is not a tough sell in MN.
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