The Work of Art: Ian Boyden

TWOA logoIan BoydenA conversation with Ian Boyden, a visual artist who works in painting, sculpture, land art and other media. He has a background and degrees in art history as well as East Asian studies and has spent years studying, making and exhibiting his art in Asia, much of it in Suzhou, China. He was recently named Executive Director of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.

We discussed art, Buddhism, living in China, the environment, nirvana and much more. His art made about and from the remnants of the Tripod Fire in the Cascade Mountains was featured here.

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(Recorded August 8, 2015)

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The Work of Art: Austin Kleon – Part One

TWOA logoAustin KleonPart One of a conversation with writer and artist Austin Kleon, author of two New York Times bestsellers, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, as well as Newspaper Blackout and the forthcoming Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.

We discussed how he uses his own limitations as a source of creativity, how to encourage oneself to take artistic risks, the value of old fashioned tools as well as social media to build community, and how to keep one’s art fresh and original. He even made a new blackout poem to reflect the conversation.

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(Recorded July 22, 2015)

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The Work of Art: Austin Kleon – Part Two

TWOA logoAustin KleonPart Two of a conversation with writer and artist Austin Kleon, author of two New York Times bestsellers, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, as well as Newspaper Blackout and the forthcoming Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.

We discussed why women artists are better role models for maintaining work-family balance, how to raise creative children, the value of sales and other business skills for artists, and the difference between creation, curation, and criticism. He even made a new blackout poem to reflect the conversation.

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(Recorded July 22, 2015)

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The Work of Art: Travis Jensen

TWOA logoTravis JensenA conversation with photographer Travis Jensen, a well-known San Francisco-based street photographer who also shoots a wide range of editorial and commercial work. Other photographers Travis mentions in this interview include Brad Evans and Rasta Dave 52.

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(Recorded July 12, 2015)

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The Work of Art: Ann Packer

TWOA logoAnn PackerA conversation with writer Ann Packer, the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Dive From Clausen’s Pier and Songs Without Words, and the short story collections Swim Back to Me and Mendocino and Other Stories. Her newest novel is The Children’s Crusade.

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(Recorded June 24, 2015)

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