Adjunct Faculty member Rodger Stevens sat down with the great people over at the Spraygraphic Sprayblog and held forth on his art, work ethic, and inspirations. Here’s a taste:
SG: What mediums do you work with?
RS: I work almost exclusively with wire but I wouldn’t kick wood, cardboard or string out of my studio.
SG: Describe your working process when creating a new work.
RS: I think about the thing before falling asleep; draw all about it on the subway; then the work becomes visible in my mind and I try to make it.
SG: What kind of things do you do when you get blocked or find it hard to create something?
RS: There are many things that bridle my ability to work: the demands of being a father for example, but being creatively blocked has so far not been one of them.
SG: Where are you currently finding your inspiration?
RS: Everywhere really. I think just about everything I look at, everything, plays a role in what comes out.
SG: How did you become a freelance artist/designer for companies such as MTV, Tiffanys & Co, Federal Reserve Bank, etc….
RS: Constant hustling; a determination not to be intimidated; a willingness to try anything; and an acceptance of rejection, of which there was/is plenty.
Catch the rest of Rodger’s interview here!