Executive director of Arts Business Institute and founder of Artsy Shark, Carolyn Edlund, interviewed me for an article she published on the Arts Business Institute website. Every Friday, she profiles a different artist. I was thrilled and honored to be one of the artists featured.
As a private person, it is difficult for me to do any type of interview. I want people to be able to see my artwork, but, I find it difficult to tell my story. It is a constant internal struggle that I grapple with daily, including every time I post on social media.
But, I know people like to learn more about the artist — the person behind the paper sculptures and why they choose their subjects and create the art they do and the way they do. It is often difficult for me to put any of that into words.
Even though I have been posting regularly to this blog for years, I rarely post my personal story. I hope you will take a few minutes to read more at the ABI website. Perhaps in upcoming blog posts, I will start to tell more personal stories — so for now — this article is just the beginning of future personal stories.
Here’s a preview of the interview:
ABI: What is your background as an artist?
MF: Art has always been a big part of my life. As a child we always did lots of arts and craft projects at my house — making things for fun or as gifts for relatives. I took some art classes, even some taught by my sister, and I was hooked. I went to Kutztown University in Pennsylvania where I received my BFA in Communication Design.
You can read the rest of the article (and see even more photos of my work) on the Art Business Institute’s website here.