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Today's interview is with Anne Brewster:
1. A little bit about my background.
I was born in 1952 in a small town in Michigan and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when I was around 13 yrs old. At 17 I left home, traveled around California and ended up in Santa cruz. Except for 4 years in the Sierra Foothills, the Santa Cruz area has been my home base for the last 30 years. I have a 25 year-old daughter who lives here and is an amazing artist!
I can't remember my first work of art, what I remember is a neighborhood art show when I was 7. My painting (stick figures!) got an award and my picture was in the local paper. I still have the newspaper clipping.
3. What did you do for fun as a teenager?
The late 1960's was an exciting time in the Bay Area. My friends and I were involved in the Anti-war Movement; smoked dope and went to awesome concerts in Golden Gate Park, The Filmore, The Family Dog, and at City Beach.
4. What and when was your first job?
My first job was house-cleaning for elderly people when I was 15. I hated it!
5. What was your first work that really pleased you as an artist?
I built a stone wall (about 20 feet long) on the ranch in the Sierra Foothills that I was very proud of.
Also the first work I did in metal & enamel.
6. What art movements do you relate to?
Indigenous Art, Folk Art, Land Art, Installation Art, Steam Punk, Art Deco,
and Contemporary Art.
7. Most significant project or accomplishment.
Everything I've done so far is significant in one way or another. I look forward to new and exciting projects.
8. What are your goals?
My goals change all the time, but at this moment I took forward to following my heart and imagination towards new and exciting goals.
9. What toys do you have?
My hydraulic press, enamels, and hand tools.
10. What do you eat?
I try to eat lots of raw and cooked veggies, some organic meats and a small amount of junk food.
11. What are your favorite movies/ tv shows?
I do not have cable, so no favorite tv shows.
My favorite movies are: The Sapphires
Lady in the Water
Across The Universe
Flight of the Conchords
Just to name a few! The list changes all the time.
Yes, magic is essential to being human.
15. Should there be censorship?
Not sure. It would depend on where, when, and who.
16. What advice would you give to others?
I don't have any advice to give at this time, actually I would like to get some!
You can see more of her work on Flickr