Sunday, 4 February 2007

Interview with Cindy Workman

Q)So, can you tell me a little about yourself? Full name, age, some background info, etc?

A) Name: Cindy Workman, Age: 45. Live and work in NYC and have been making art all my life. Encouraged by my parents who collected art.

Q)How did you get started making art?

A) Cutting up my father's Playboy magazines and making 'breast'?collages.

Q)How would you describe your art?

A) Deceptively engaging.?

Q)Where do you get the inspiration for your art?

A) Everywhere.

Q)What are you working on now?

A) Some video pieces.

Q)) How do you approach the creation of a new piece... how does everything come together?

A) Usually i get an idea and then think about it for about 6 months to a year. As my work is informed by many outside sources, stage 2 is collecting the materials that I will incorporate into the piece or series. This part takes quite some time. Then the work begins - so from inception to the start of execution it's about a year and a half.

Q) What's your favorite medium to work in, and why?

A) Digitally. So many possibilities.

Q) Do you collect anything?

A) Yes, wood figures. I like to see/know how others represent the body.

Q) Is your work all hand done? Or do you use any computer tools to help out?

A) Yes and no. Lots of stages of the work are done on the computer but the final product is hand crafted by my hand and many other's.?

Q) What, in your opinion, are the best and worst places to exhibit artwork?

A) Best place: a white cube. Worst place: not a white cube.

Q) What are your artistic influences?

A) .?Too many to note - everything from the glimmer in someone's eye to the presentation of last night's dinner.

Q) How are the reactions on your work in general?

A) Good.

Q) What are you doing when you are not creating art?

A) Designing branding campaigns for fortune 500 companies.

Q )What are some of the greatest challenges that you think artists face today?

A) Money, support, exhibition venues.

Q) What is freedom to you as an artist?

A) Money. Money. Money.

Q) Are there any particular works you've done that stand out as your favorites?

A) No. My favorites change all the time.

Q) What it the coolest thing you have seen recently while wandering the streets?

A) I live in NYC so each day brings it's own unique adventure.

Q) Do you carry a notebook? Do you draw in public?

A) Yes to the notebook question so i can jot down ideas but no drawing.

Q) Who are your favourite artists & Your favourite galleries?

A) Favorite Artists: Jacques Louis David, Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, Willem DeKooning and Picasso. Favorite Galleries: depends on what's showing.

Q) Do you get emotionally attached to your work and do you miss your work when it is sold?

A) Yes, while I'm creating it but no, not when it's sold. Art is meant to be shared.

Q)Your contacts….E-mail…links

A) Contacts:
nyc gallery:


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