Monday, July 04, 2011

Five Questions for Bryan Collier

It was clear from the start of our interview that Bryan Collier sees Dave the Potter from the point of view of one artist to another--their eras were different, their circumstances, their mediums, but what compelled Bryan was the (open) question of just what caused Dave to create his pots and--even more mysteriously--inscribe poetry into their clay. Why do people make art? More prosaically, Bryan also told me how he found a model who looked like his vision of Dave, whose likeness remains unknown. Congrats to Bryan Collier on his Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor; agent Marcia Wernick profiles him here.

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