a)Without boring you with the mundane day to day that everyone deals with, I get up around 7 or 8, take care of household stuff. Walk our four terriers to clear my head. Then I go to work in my studio. I don't really have many people I consider friends by choice. From life experiences, I prefer to be by myself. I have a custom home studio and am content to work by myself for hours. My wife feels the need to come in occasionally to remind me to eat and drink. It's not unusual for me to work until 4 am.
I was born in
New Jersey, but my
family moved to Palos Verdes Peninsula
( ) when I was six. I spent many,
many day swimming in the huge tide pools in P.V. catching octopus and fish
which I contribute to the underwater imagery that pops up in my work. I also
attended 12 years of catholic school which explains the religious themes as
well. My wife and I (and our four dogs) split our time between SF and Los Angeles County . Sonoma County
a) I have memories in N.J. (I was five and under at that time) going under my parents bed on a regular basis and drawing strange creatures with crayons, cutting them out individually and keeping them in a shoebox. I also remember my kindergarten teacher calling in my parents to talk to them about my 'troubling' drawings. I knew early on that I wanted to be an artist.
a) I find images that are compelling and cut them out with fine scissors and put them aside. Sifting through mountains of source materials, I look for images similar in hue, tonal quality and shapes. I have learned not to paste in haste. Bad collages are not even good for toilet paper. Although sometimes pieces come together in a very short time, most are quite time consuming. Not everything I make is good, but that is my goal.
a) I would like my art to be perceived as great art. That's all.
Not sure. I never listen to what I am talking about.
I suppose the only limitations I impose on myself are 'obvious choices' and 'shocking for the sake of being shocking' . I consider both of those as boring.
To survival? Absolutely not. That's silly.Food, water, oxygen. Those are vital to survival. I do get stir crazy and a little depressed if I don't get to make anything for a few days, but I would have to be a pompous ass to claim I couldn't survive if I couldn't make any art.
Dull and boring.
a)Secret: I am the Zodiac Obsession: Making art.
q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?
a) Anyone interested in seeing my work can visit my website, www.johnhundt.com or www.jackfischergallery.com. And if you Google John Hundt, the heart
that's not me. John Hopkins University
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