Thursday, April 9, 2009

VisionMakers: Artist Interview with Chris Ramsay

VisionMakers 2009 features 37 Oklahoma artists working in three-dimensional and high craft media.

Guest blogger romy owens has done mini-interviews with many of the featured artists. Check back here during the run of the VisionMakers exhibition for insights into the world of these artists.

VisionMakers 2009 is on exhibit at Six11 Creative, 611 N Broadway in Oklahoma City. It will run through April 30 and is open Thursday-Saturday, noon-6pm.

romy owens: How long have you been an artist?
Chris Ramsay: 1986 to present.

ro: What is your preferred media for your artwork, and why?
CR: Found objects because of a perceived connection to life cycles and a life long obsession for collecting things.

ro: Is this your first year in Vision Makers?
CR: Not sure how many years, maybe four times?

ro: How does an exhibition like Vision Makers affect your art and/or career?
CR: It is always exciting to see what kind of three-dimensional work is being done in the state of Oklahoma and to share what I am doing with others in the state.

ro: Who or what are your primary artistic influences?
CR: Andy Goldsworthy, jeweler Pat Flynn, metalsmith Martha Glowacki, Joesph Cornell, folk art, earth art, just to name a few...

ro: What challenges do you face in making art?
CR: a full time Administrative position.

ro: Where can people you don't know see more of your artwork?

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