In today’s post I would like to introduce our Featured Artist, for October 2011
I discovered his work thanks to Julie Prichard but for those of you who haven’t yet found Seth, here is a little more about him and his work.
Who you are:
Seth; Seth Apter from The Altered Page.
Where you are (which country you are based in)?
Seth: I live in New York City in the USA.
What you do:
Seth: I am a mixed media artist, blogger, soon-to-be published author, and collector of too many doohickeys, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits to count.
What got you started in your creative journey?
Seth: A serendipitous meeting with an artist named Patricia Larsen in Vancouver, Canada. She owned a gallery at that time and although it sounds somewhat dramatic, my life was forever changed after I walked through her door. I was creative in many ways before that moment but never in the visual arts. I met her at a very transitional time in my life when I was completely open to discovering new options for myself. Patricia unlocked the artist in me and has fully supported my creative journey ever since.
What inspires you?
Seth: Like many artists, I can find inspiration in almost anything. I think my biggest inspiration though is New York City. Everywhere I turn, I am surrounded by creative fuel. Of course there are an endless number of museums and galleries where I can experience the work of both emerging artists and famous masters. But more than that, I am inspired by the people, the architecture, the window displays, the graffiti, the design, the food, the style, and the never-ending energy of NYC.
If money,time and obligations were no object, what you would most like to do?
Seth: I would travel all over the world, set up a temporary studio in every country, absorb the local culture, and create.
What do you enjoy most about your creative work/life?
Seth: Art for me is like a pendulum, swinging from completely isolated to socially stimulated. At one end I can get so lost in the process of creating that I lose complete track of time and become unaware of everything going on around me. At the other end, I am deeply connected to other artists through my blog and social media sites.
Blending both these extremes has brought a sense of balance to me. And that balance is what I enjoy most about my creative life.
To find out more about Seth and his work, please visit his blog and website, details below.
- Blog: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thealteredpage
- Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thealteredpage
- Twitter: @alteredpage
Thanks to Seth Apter for being our Featured Artist of the Month for October 2011.
Check out my dedicated page to the Featured Artist of the Month, to find out more about other artists who have been involved in earlier interviews.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon