What could you imagine doing if you didn’t do what you do?
We practice, write, and teach collaboratively, so we are doing what we love. We are continually challenged by our colleagues and students, which feeds our work in intellectual ways. However, if pressed to choose an alternate path, Karen would love to be a documentary filmmaker.
What is your favorite title of an art work?
Though we can’t choose a single title or piece, we both greatly appreciate and admire Walton Ford’s work. His witty and perverse stylistic interpretations of Audubon’s naturalist illustrations are both intelligently historical and visually compelling about humans’ control and impact on the natural world.
What music are you listening to? Which books are on your bedside table?
Listening to Broken Bells After the Disco. Reading Martin Kemp’s Seen/Unseen: Art, Science, and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope and Visualizations: The Nature Book of Art and Science.
What images or things keep you company in the space where you work?
Our Senegal parrot, Icarus, keeps us endlessly entertained and inspired.