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Questions for Sandy Skoglund

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Sydney Walker walker.188 (walker.188)
Thu, 29 Feb 1996 15:03:01 -0800

These are questions for Sandy Skoglund from Ohio State University
undergraduate students who have been interpreting Skoglund's work in
a course writing Art Criticism taught by Linda Himes, a Graduate
Teaching Associate.

Kim Haithcoat: How and why do you choose specific animals for your

Joe Nelson: What is your view of the relationship between humans and
other animals and nature? Are humans unique or a higher order?

Christine Pierson: Do you view the animals in your installations as a
nuisance or more positively? To me they are not threatening because I
am fond of animals. Do you intend the viewer to find them threatening or
even humorous?

Jamie Sheets: Sandy, when I view your work, it gives me an eerie
almost disturbing feeling. While this is my gut feeling, I?m quite interested
in how you decide upon the subject matter. For instance, how do you
decide upon the settings or the repeated objects? Is this obsessive?
What are your motives?

Unnamed student: Is ?Hangers? about abortion with the two chairs
representing the mother and the unborn child? Why the yellow

Emily Hoag: What thought process do you use when coming up with the
ideas for your installations? Do you begin with a specific idea or do you
just make them and then interpret them?

Stephanie McHalle: How long does it take to make the installations from
beginning to the finish?

Jen Roskaph: What are your reasons for choosing particular mediums?
For example, why do you use food? Also once you have used a certain
food for an installation, would you use it again?

Bridget Lentz: What artists have influenced you? Are there artists today
that you admire and what aspects of their work do you like?