April Featured Artist: John BowitzFor my first featured artist in my blog I felt that the only person I could logically begin with is one of my favorite professors from my college career. Some will not understand Bowitz's answers to these question, but that is because you have not met this extraordinary artist. Hopefully I will have pictures to add to this post in a few days!
Your Name: John Bowitz
Your current profession: Artist and chairman of the art dept. at Morningside College
What type of artist you would consider yourself primarily (ie: painter, designer, photographer, etc.): a creator of art in various combinations of media
What type of style you primarily use (ie: abstract, expressionism, pop art, realism, surrealism, etc.): figurative expressionism
Have any other artists, if any, inspired your art? Clayton Bailey, check him out in this month's Ceramic Monthly mag. Anyone that does cool shit!
Where else do you find inspiration? Any aspect of life, if I pay attention.
Why do you create art? It feels good.
What is your favorite media to use? If I could choose only one, it would be a number 2 pencil with an eraser on the end.
Can you provide your favorite art piece(s) you have created and why it/they are your favorite(s)? (Pictures soon to come!)
What advice can you give to current or future artists? Art is important in life. Life is more important.
Can you provide a quote, either your own or someone elses, that you would share with aspiring artists? The American zeitgeist is done.
I apologize for not having this up on the first! I was on the road for many hours until this point. I will try to be more prompt about my featured artist posts in months to follow. I believe they will be featured on the first Monday of each month. Again, if you know any artist who I should try to contact to feature, feel free to let me know via comment, e-mail, or message!
Thanks for reading!