Monday, August 30, 2010

The Questionnaire: Miles Conrad

The Questionnaire is meant to be a lighter version of a bio, a little more revealing in some respects and personal without all the facts bogging it down. I supply the questions and the respondents supply the answers. Either one or both of us supply the images.


               M i l e s  C o n r a d              


What is your favorite color?

Almost any shade of green



What is your favorite word?

"Dad da" as pronounced by my daughter


Miles with daughter Alea, age 1 year



What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

The natural world


What turns you off?

Aggression


What profession other than artist would you most like to be?

Scientist


What is your favorite book or movie?

Love in the Time of Cholera




Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music?

Folk/Acoustic



What do you most value in your friends?

Intelligence, Humor, Honesty, Loyalty, Compassion




Name three artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to.

Eva Hesse, Kiki Smith, Robert Gober, Louise Bourgeois


Eva Hesse, untitled (rope piece)




Kiki Smith




Robert Gober





Robert Gober




Installation by Louise Bourgeois





Name an artist whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours.

Lee Bontecou




Lee Bontecou



What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Cessation of fear and desire, family and friends, sunshine, the ocean and ice cream (in that order).





  Works by Miles Conrad  


Recurrent Infraction (Installation View) - Cast Soap, Fragrance, Light, Sound, 2009



Recurrent Infraction (Detail) - Cast Soap, Fragrance, Light, Sound, 2009



Recurrent Infraction (Detail) - Cast Soap, Fragrance, Light, Sound, 2009



Self-Help Series - Anxiety Disorders of Childhood - Wax, Hair, Found Book, 2008




The Psychiatrist as Ethnographer - Modified File Folder, Paper, Wax, Pigment, 2008


See more at: milesconrad.com

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3 comments:

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

Interesting and provocative work.

Pam Farrell said...

The cast soap pieces are wonderful, surprising. I agree with Terry...the work is thought-provoking and intriguing...

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks for commenting, Terry and Pam. Yes, Miles' work is interesting and provocative. He is also one of the world's greatest teachers. He helped me to assess my work and career like no one else was able to. He's a great guy!