Tuesday, January 29, 2008

keep art alive: joshua petker

keep art alive; art by joshua petker
the ten questions project: joshua petker

*1. what music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?

Most often I just listen to my ipod on shuffle. I like lots of different artists and somehow listening to them all at once is my most honest mood. Sometimes I even paint in silence.

*2. long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?

Hmmm...there are a lot of people both historical and fictional that I'd like to spend some time with but road trips are much more intensive than a quick dinner date. Willie Nelson, Marcel Proust, and Jackson Pollack. That would be a random group but Willie would smoke us out and sing road songs, Proust would go on and on and on telling intricate stories for days, and Pollack would be my art companion and ready to throw beers in our bellies and rocks at cars once the day was over and the bar doors opened.

*3. what is your favorite breakfast cereal?

I hate milk so I never eat cereal. Sorry. =(

*4. what is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?

A picture of my oldest cat who sleeps in the very same room!

*5. what smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?

Clove cigarettes remind me of sneaking into Gothic dance clubs in SF when I was 14-15. They smelled so fancy and exclusive to me back then. Now, they remind me of when I was a dumb goth kid doing drugs at 14. Not a fan anymore.

*6. coffee or tea?


*7. what has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?

Because I try to be sensitive in my work I am most appreciative when females tell me I captured the inner feelings of a woman. I'm not sure my paintings can speak for every woman but I find that to be the most rewarding compliment.

*8. three words that describe you?

chaotic, sensitive, gemini

*9. cartoon character crush: who is, or was, yours?

Sleeping Beauty? But, to say i had a crush would be a big stretch...

*10. the world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: which song?

Sing Me To Sleep, by the Smiths


find out more about joshua at his website: joshua petker
and at his myspace

i would like to thank joshua for participating in the keep art alive: ten questions project, and for being inspirational to my writing.

go now go and check out more of her work, visit a gallery showing, and buy something if you can.
keep art alive and show your support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

joshua just released a print of this image at apapertiger.com