"Keep working through whatever comes. Your biggest enemy is fear."

May 12, 2016

 

How did you discover the medium you currently work in?           
I work in an ever-evolving set of media: wax, tar, dry pigment, and oil.

 

How do you define "artist"?        
 I don't!

 

How did you discover the Gateway Arts District?
I moved into my studio six years ago and there it was! I was privileged to have one of the very early shows at our crown jewel, the Gateway Arts Center.

 

If you could give your younger self a piece of advice about being an artist, what would it be?           
Keep working through whatever comes. Your biggest enemy is fear.

 

What drives you?            
I love making things. It's pretty simple.

 

What is your greatest challenge as an artist?       
 My greatest challenge is keeping fresh.

 

What are you working on right now?
I'm preparing a collaborative show dealing with the effects of climate change and co-curating the fourth show in the Zeitgeist series that I curate with Sondra Arkin. 
 

 

 

Ellyn Weiss      

Orange Door Studios   

Www.ellynweiss.com

3706 Wells Ave Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

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