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Art Shorts: An Artist Interview Blog Series – Question 3

If you had all the time in the world to hone your craft and create work in another art medium, which would it be and why?

ATHLONE CLARK, Painting
I would consider sculpting. I see figures and faces in rocks all the time and I hate to see them trapped like that. I think sculpting is the ultimate key for breaking them free. Having said that, I believe every medium deserves aesthetic investigation and that is why my work is so varied.

VICKI DENAURG, Mixed Media
If I chose another medium, it would be oil. It would be a totally new experience for me. I love the look and the feel, I would hate the clean up!

CHIHARU ROACH, Painting
Three-Dimensional—clay, wood carving and neon pieces because it is more difficult for me so I like the challenge that it gives me.

BETH CONKLIN, Computer Generated Art
If I could work well in another medium it would be painting. All of my work is computer generated, so I would love to actually get my hands dirty moving paint around a canvas.

KATE WILSON, Painting
If I had all the time in the world to hone my craft and work in another medium, I would love to work with blown glass. I love the painterly effects you can get with color through glass blowing, and I love how delicate and organic the forms of glass-blown sculpture can be.

CHRISTY TURNIPSEED, Jewelry
I would love to try pottery. I am a very hands on artist so I think I could give pottery a try. I would NOT attempt drawing of any kind. Taking Doug Baulos class at UAB was one of the hardest classes learning just to draw my hand, but I highly respect it because you either have the gift or you do not.

A.L. SWARTZ, 2D Mixed Media
Probably some sort of wood working or sculpture, since I do almost all of my paintings on wood. I’m really fascinated by wood grain and textures.

JILL SHARP, Jewelry
I might try my hand at shoe design (shoes are a second love to jewelry) but really, I would still work in the jewelry field. I’d spend time learning how to set precious stones and do even more “specialty” type work. I’d play with platinum and other fine metals, and design with the rarest and most lovely gems I could get my hands on. And I’m a tool junkie, so I’d like to play with some of the fabulous tools (like lasers and 3D printers) that would open up a whole new avenue of design.

BUTCH OGELSBY, Photography
Painting. I would love to create the worlds I see in my mind without the boundaries of reality that photography sometimes imposes.

CHARLES TERSOLO, Painting
I use my projector the most, creating slideshows of my subject the offer different color options of my composition. Much of my art centers on Architecture and archaeology, I gave up designing my own to celebrate the creation of others. While I spend hours using photoshop to pull out color and contrast from my subject photos, the end result is I can create art in any city in the world, or at the edge of any natural wonder, with the same full setup in my studio.

JOEL LOCKRIDGE, Wood
Pottery. I’m a coffee mug snob, and I would love to be able to make mugs in the style I search for at every show!

MICHAEL ZAVISON, Metal
Various type of parchment papers. I love the transparent feel

MITCHELL BERG, 3D Mixed Media
I do have all the time in the world. And every day I create work in another art medium. The thing I would hone in my craft is the attention I give to everything else.