- Suns of Cudd
sheetrock, wood, fluorescent light
Brett and Erin Smith are a brother and sister collaborating artist duo, who are working with us for the Where Art Thou? event this upcoming Thursday, April 25th from 5-9 PM. Both having backgrounds in industrial design, product design and visual arts, they are helping us make our dream of building a giant fort in the Cargill Lounge come true. Gearing up towards this event, we’ve brought up a few questions for them to answer about art and their lives.
Below is an email conversation between Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council member Natalia Salinas and Brett Smith:
1. Describe your work…
We have been working as a brother + sister team doing all sorts of projects for years. Both of us studied design, and so most of our work deals with how people interact with objects, spaces, and other people. We do lots of crafts, products, installations and music- always trying to keep the focus on a genuine, meaningful impact on the audience.
2.What kind of artwork were you into as a teenager?
We were both into music, punk rock, ceramics, drawing, and making weird miniature sculptures out of sculpy.
3. What do want people to take away from their experience at the event?
We hope that everyone will be able to see their interaction with the event take physical form – seeing their artwork add to the whole – then taking a piece home as a keepsake
4.Why is art important?
Art constantly provides new perspectives for looking at the world and communities. It keeps things wondrous!
5.What was your favorite/least favorite part about being a teenager?
My favorite part was having time and energy and the structure of school to work with / against. My least favorite thing was not knowing that I could treat adults as equals and vice versa.
6.What inspires you?
Books, and all of our really creative friends. Our parents who always have really weird and brilliant ideas.
Here are some links of their work:
Sketches of Fort in Cargill Lounge
New Land of Milk and Honey
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