After Phil Hansen's session at NAEA San Diego, I asked him if I could do a mini-interview with him via e-mail. He told me that would be great...and then was whisked off to do a book signing. I wasn't sure if he'd really remember...or have time for my questions. He is a busy guy & all!!! True to his word...he replied to my e-mail (The day after I sent it!!!! WOW!!! He continues to impress me!!!!!). He is much more than his TED talk....that is only a nice introduction. I'm so glad I was able to meet him, and look forward to his future work, his site gbaacademy.com, and hopefully meet up with him again. He's the type of guy you wanna grab some Starbucks with & just hang out.
So here is my first ever...
MR. E ASKS 3: Phil Hansen
Question 1: What has been your favorite unusual media to work with?
Phil: Working with the worms was my favorite unusual media by far. If you can even call it a medium. ha! It was such a challenge to learn the best way and how to capture it on camera.
Question 2: Do you duplicate media or do you move on after mastering something new?
Phil: I occasionally use a media multiple times. this is most often seen in the text work I do. I find it to be the most challenging and engaging work I do.
Question 3: If you were to speak to a frustrated artist...what word
of advice/inspiration would you give them?
Phil: Simply keep pushing and you'll break through, have an epiphany, or discover a new direction at some point. This really can't be understated. Fighting our own fatigue/block/struggles is a fight worth having!
THANK YOU SO MUCH PHIL HANSEN!!! I SO APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, THOUGHT, AND WILLINGNESS TO SHARE!!!!
Make sure to check out his book