“consider you HAVE to do it”
You guys, one way or the other I managed to get American artist Sandy Skoglund on my podcast! I really discovered about Sandy in an artwork historical past class waaaay again within the early 90’s, and right here we’re at the moment, chatting!? We talked for over 2 hours, and each story was a gem. Except for listening to about how her set up pictures stuffed with cheese doodles and neon inexperienced cats got here to be, I additionally came upon that she labored at Disneyland’s SpaceBar in highschool, painted child faces on muffins in Detroit to pay for grad faculty, and she or he even did slightly go-go dancing to assist cowl the hire for her New York studio… and that’s simply the tip of the fabulous iceberg! Hear proper up there underneath Sandy and her plaster cats, or subscribe to ART FOR YOUR EAR on Apple Podcasts.
First up, let’s return to one in every of her first collection of pictures… shot in a cell dwelling in Upstate New York in the summertime of 1977:
See, Sandy mentioned she went out and purchased dolls. She wasn’t kidding!
Subsequent, “PEAS ON A PLATE”… and extra very organized meals:
… and, from peas and carrots, one would clearly transfer onto spoons and hangers:
Ah! Iconic “Sandy Skoglund” items… and to search out out they have been shot in the identical tiny house turned studio. So. Cool! Talking of which, a tiny peek at Sandy’s big portfolio of photographed installations, beginning along with her inexperienced cats, in fact:
Yesssss! Plaster cats, clay fish, chewed gum, cheez doodles, and soooo a lot pop corn.
And at last, that is “The Wedding ceremony”. Partitions coated in strawberry jam, flooring coated in marmalade:
Whoa. That’s A LOT of strawberry jam ‘n marmalade. Genius. Thanks so, a lot to Sandy for approaching the podcast and sharing so many fantastic tales; because of Create Journal for supporting this episode; and as at all times, big because of you for listening! There might be a model new episode of ART FOR YOUR EAR in two weeks.
ps. I HAD to incorporate this… the discarded cat on a stranger’s windowsill! Ah-mazing.
- Sandy’s website
- Sandy on Instagram
- Jellybean Efficiency, 1975
- Smith School
- College of Iowa
- Sorbonne College, Paris
- Claes Oldenburg, Artist
- Petah Coyne, Artist
- Create Journal / January thirtieth deadline