Saturday, January 16, 2010
The Art of Dang's Studio
The Art of Dang
What kind of Art/Crafts do you do?
I create paintings, illustrations, sculptures and prints.
Where do you create?
Over the years I have had several warehouse studios with a non-profit studio/gallery; 555arts.org in Detroit. Now I'm in Portland and my partner and I have an office / studio at home.
How do you keep all your supplies organised?
A different way everyday! A variety of tools take turns wandering across my drafting table and eventually back to their homes.
How do you keep yourself motivated to keep your space tidy?
The office is always in better shape than the studio, I try not to let it get out of hand and spill over into that space
Any tips for how to keep art spaces tidy or organised?
Everything in it's right place, one step at a time.
Do you get stressed out when your space gets in a mess?
I do notice how much better it feels when it's more orderly, but at the same time I don't mind some scattered supplies when production is in full swing.
If you could have your dream space tomorrow what would it look like?
A big cabin in the woods with a different space for every process and a chill space for reading, drawing, and stepping back from the work.
Do space limitations get in the way of projects you have in mind?
Screen-printing is tricky without the right set-up, and I'll paint as large as the space allows from time to time.
What is the next big thing on your wish list for your art space?
Refinishing the walls and ceiling has been on our list since we opened up the upstairs. Expanding into the carport, and adding a washout sink are also on the list.
Where can people view your work or purchase it?
For more The Art of Dang photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theartofdang/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-art-of-dang/234360721513
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartofdang
Example of The Art of Dang's Work that I liked from his Etsy Shop
Thanks to 'The Art of Dang', for allowing me to publish his studio photos and for taking time to answer my questions! Thank you!