I thought it would be interesting to ask the same 10 questions to each of our C2C artists, whether retail or featured.  Since we are focusing on Grand Haven’s Coal Tipple in November, I thought I would start with the Tipple Aid Crew.  Lee S Brown is one of the crew members.  They have been having a lot of fun organizing events and videos.

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Lee’s answers to our 10 questions:

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

Lee: “Part of my creative process is a constant bombardment with images, textures, and materials from diverse sources. What turns me on creatively is when all these elements coalesce into an idea for a piece and when ideas flow from one to the next as work is completed.”

Do you have an influence or theme that guides your work?

Lee:  ”I’m interested in work from around the world, the more connected the work is to the earth the more likely to grab my attention. Color, texture, symbols, ritual objects, patterning, natural phenomena, etc.”

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  

Lee:  ”Materials development.”

What profession would you not like to do? 

Lee:  ”Office Manager.”

Who are your favorite artists? 

Lee:  ”My Favorites at this point are  Constantin BrancusiLouise Nevelson and Isamu Noguchi.”

What is your favorite tool used to create your work? 

Lee:  ”Lately I have been restoring some old hand planes, they are very satisfying and versatile when sharp and working well.”

What is your favorite word?

Lee:  ”Possible.”

What is your least favorite word? 

Lee:  ”Limit.”

Who is your favorite musician? 

Lee:  ”Bob Dylan.”

How much formal education have you received?  Related to your craft.

Lee:  ”Graduated Kendall School of Design with an Illustration major Advertising minor.”

I would like to thank Lee for this interview.  I appreciate his time and thoughts.  I hope you enjoy getting to know him a little better.    For more information about the Tipple Art Competition, go to:  c2cgallery.com orfacebook.com/c2cgallery

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