(or a bunch of questions you may feel the need to ask)


Why do you make art?
Why does anyone make art? They are compelled to do it I guess. Maybe it's something God plants inside you head from birth. Some artists always make art. Some artists stumble onto it. I started from a very young age. I can't remember not wanting to draw. I'd draw little stories for hours on sheets of xerox paper my granmother would get at the local copy shop. Why I ever did it is a tricky answer because I don't I really have it. Like I said, I'm just compelled to do it.

What were the last five books you read that weren't for a class?
Flowers of Evil--translation of Baudelaire
Interzone--William S. Burroughs
Queer--William S. Burroughs
Junky--William S. Burroughs
A Clockwork Orange--Anthony Burgess

Um, yes. First person who really got me into The Church of the Subgenius was my friend Steve Asher and his brother. Steve actually went to X-Day which I sadly missed. I don't pay my $30 a year but I certainly love reading the stuff whenever I get the chance. The clip-art collages are some of my favorites. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, check out their completely chaotic, confusing website. Praise Bob! Hate Bob!

first movie?
It was probably ET, at least that's what I can remember. I saw it at a drive-in theater in Jefferson City, which is now a patch of weeds. Boy do I feel old. ET is the only movie my father has been known to cry at.

Did you ever dream of your wedding day when you were a little girl?
No. I assumed I would be an old maid with cats. I'm being absolutely serious. There is a children's poem from the 19th century that begins "If I never marry/ And don't think I would/For nanny saays I'm not pretty/and never any good," which I think describes my thoughts during my childhood on the subject.
I'm not entirely allergic to the idea anymore, but I hate the thought of having some big ugly wedding gown with a heart shaped cut-out in the back, and a ceremony complete with ringbearers and all. I wouldn't mind having it in Notre Dame cathedral though.