Monday, July 1, 2013

Jackalope Collective Interviews: Rebekah Frank

After a busy week of packing and traveling, I'm hoping to get back on track with my interviews with members of the Jackalope Collective and promoting our campaign . On deck is Rebekah Frank!

Education: 2010 BFA Texas State University—San Marcos, San Marcos, TX, USA
                  2012 MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
Lives and Works in: San Francisco, CA, USA

What is your work about?

 The work I currently make began as an attempt use basic elements—chain and wire—to develop a body of work from a place of simplicity. By limiting myself, I found space opening up for me to create work that like sketches—experimental, playful and exploratory—while at the same time elegant, wearable and graceful pieces of jewelry.

What are you looking forward to most about Amsterdam? I am looking forward to spending time in a city that produces amazing jewelry, interesting people, and has a history of flower mania—I love flowers! The only sad part is that SIERAAD is during November which everyone assures me is cold and gray and rainy.

What artists do you respect/admire?

Jewelry: Dorothea Pruhl
Sculpture: Eva Hesse
Drawing: Mark Manders
Installation: Andy Goldsworthy
Short Stories: Jorge Luis Borges
Poetry: Leonard Cohen

What’s the best advice you were ever given about being an artist?

The best advice ever...not to worry about gaining literacy in critical theory and art history but to fuel my mind with creative literature, in the form of novels and poetry, watch good movies, and to take long walks.

To support Rebekah and the rest of the Jackalope Collective, please consider donating to our crowd source campaign. Thanks so much for your participation Rebekah!!!

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