- By Abby MacGregor
Tell us about one of the first pieces you created.
It's 1949, I'm six years old, lying on the floor, thumbing through Life Magazine and I find a photo story on Jackson Pollock. Immediately I realize: that's me, that's who I want to be! The next day our first grade teacher surprises us with easels and paint. I get to work. Still, a piece of art takes time. "Please don't make me go to recess," I plead. "I have to finish this painting. It's a lot more important than running around the playground."
What artist(s) or works have influenced the way you work now?
When I was twelve my brother introduced me to books by The Roycrofters, hand-illuminated letterpress books...