MindColour #006: Ruth Petersen Shorer (& Guest Appearance 🐕)
In this episode, I interview Ruth Petersen Shorer. Ruth is a multi-faceted artist who lives and works in Berkeley, California. Paint, watercolor, ink, and clay are her primary mediums. In our conversation, we cover Ruth’s childhood growing up in New York City, what it was like going to some of the best art programs in the country, dealing with burnout while juggling work and art, and so much more! Ruth's work aims to express the universal emotions shared by all humans, regardless of the situation itself. I'm really grateful to Ruth for the chance to talk with her about her art and life. Check it out now :)
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2:00 Ruth's style & mediums
8:00 Ruth's themes in her art (emergence of authentic self, dichotomies of life, joy & sorrow)
19:40 Growing up in NYC & going to an art high school in NYC
24:10 Artists in Ruth's family
26:55 Balancing a need for money with being an artist
31:00 Navigating burnout & dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome
36:20 Art schools
41:00 Focusing on one medium vs. many
44:35 Creative Process
48:30 Ideation Process & The Chasm Series
50:30 The Chasm Series
54:30 Underrated Instagram Artists: Rima Day, Misha, Charlie Hunter
1:04:00 Exploring Ruth's Instagram
1:11:30 Will's favorite works of Ruth's
1:16:20 Mendocino Windows painting
1:20:00 What's something every artist should try at least once?
1:21:45 What's something you use everyday that would be hard to live without?
1:23:15 What's the best purchase you've made for less than $100 in last year? (credit: Tim Ferriss)
1:27:35 One artist Ruth would choose to have lunch with
1:30:30 Advice for young artists
1:34:35 What's your relationship with your dreams?
1:40:30 Ruth's desired legacy for the history books
1:42:40 What artwork would you want humanity to spend an hour with in a room?
1:46:00 Where to find Ruth online + parting thoughts
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Significant Things/People Mentioned:
George O' Keefe
Toshio Daté (Pratt institute)
The Stone People
MindColour is an online video series featuring creative professionals. The show's unique slant is that artists talk about their work and their life in more detail than anywhere else. You'll get to virtually connect with artists from all over the world, their thoughts, ideas, and technical aspects behind their work.
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