what is your work currently about?
what are you showing at Open Ground in Miami?
Well there are two parts to it, my paintings and my photography
I’m showing my photography with Open ground at Miami
ok. any examples online?
do you have a myspace or facebook that folks can see your work?
Yep, I actually just updated my photo gallery on my website.
My photos are exterior shots, more or less
ok. so that’s the place to go gotcha.
the exterior shots?
why the name redmuse.com?
Lots of stuff, I’ve been focusing on the grittiness of the city and the alienation of open spaces
are you a muse :):)
yes, I guess so:)
Actually my initials are RED
And I have red hair
well ok then. that makes sense. thank you.
why the grittiness of the city?
So my photos focus on the ugliness and beauty of a particular shot
alienation of open spaces? etc.?
There is always an ugly and pretty side to everything
And the alienation comes into the fact because I usually omit people
so it’s a Taoist way? a zen way?
I feel like people just complicate things:)
Maybe, but it’s more of showing things in a state without human interraction
Like Last Days of Coney Island
so is your work meditation or something or is there something more?
the last days. the end days. gotcha.
do you think it’s going to end soon?
It’s about the beauty of Coney Island behind the scenes with the ticket booths, but also focuses on the degradation of NYC’s landmark
are you just preparing?
Okay, wait one question at a time:)
sorry. we have ten minutes.
we can go over.
So, in a way my work is a bit of a mediation on the environment around us
As for the Last Days, well yes, Coney Island will be no more after this season
And this season has ended
oops yeah, meditation
no joke. didn’t hear that. sorry to hear that. what happens to Coney Island after this season?
what is your background with the arts. art degree, education?
Well, some things are landmarks, like the cyclone and the wonder wheel. but they will be tearing it up for hi cost lofts
I have a BFA in painting and illustration from Syracuse University
One other piece I like is A Quiet Spot
what did your background in illustration or how did it shape your artwork?
It focuses on the beauty of this particular place…the Tiergarten in Berlin, but is somehow kind of a lonesome shot
did you find yourself doing illustration for a day job ever?
Illustration helped me get the business aspect of the arts
i love Coney Island?
yes. I think a lot of us miss the business aspect of it.
I actually work as a package designer so I’m not technically an illustrator, but it has helped me work with other illustrators in my field
how did you meet the Open Ground peeps?
I met them through the Exhibitionists which is (was?) a woman’s art salon.
I’m a web designer for my day job so I guess we all evolve and overcome obstacles.
Jenny Walty knew Brynna Tucker and we all kind of fell into place together
do they have a web site?
Yes, I believe it’s www.exhibitionist-nyc.org
Jenny Walty is a saint.
I know, she’s great.
And yeah, we all must evolve in order to keep moving forward
gotcha. well that’s ten minutes. hate to stick to the project.
I think my work in graphic design has definitely helped my art career
No, that’s totally fine, thank you!!
thanks for the info. see you soon. have fun in Miami. one more question. wise words. anything. last words to leave behind?
Don’t worry too much about the things you can’t control…everything usually works out for the best
a little too optimistic?
well, I hope you’re right. thanks Robyn. see you in a few days. appreciate your time. cheerios.
Thanks, Byron, it’s been great chatting
i’ll post this later on tonight.
thank you. appreciate it.