Look Here! Artist Interviews

Look Here! Artist Interviews

Check back for additional interviews every few weeks:

What collections are you using or did you begin to use for your project?
We visited the archives shortly after the project began, and then had a visit with Abbi Nye, Head of Archives, at the DH Lab. We were really taken by some of the images in the online Polonia collection – the crash images specifically. Read more….

For my project, I am using a work held in UWM’s Special Collections entitled The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones published in 1856 and the AGSL Digital Map collections. By researching The Grammar of Ornament, I will be constructing new visual landscapes using the decorative ornaments from the book. Read more…

We don’t look at history enough and libraries are repositories of histories among other things– our relationship with libraries in general has changed so much because information is available seemingly so easily. But it’s wonderful being able to wander in an actual physical library and being able to find things you wouldn’t necessarily find with keywords. Read more…

Digital images have immense power and provide a way to continually revisit a piece, but I still appreciate the physical nature of touching books, maps, and archives in the library. For me, material interactions usually inspire greater reflection than online viewing. Read more…