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Kuh Del Rosario is an artist living in Vancouver, Canada.
11/1*, Vol.11: Kuh Del Rosario
#1. Twelve hours of the perfect day or twelve hours of the perfect night?
Have you had many lucid dreams? Time gets away from you and though you are in control of your surroundings, everything is fluid; the more you grasp the quicker things can dissolve in your grasp. The perfect night would be 12 hours of sustained lucid dreaming. It’s the ultimate ayahuasca.
#2. What is always worth the price?
Everything under the sun has value but I can’t think of a single object that is always worth its price. Price most often can never match value.
#3. You have unlimited space and unlimited resources. What will you make?
With unlimited resources, I would create a submarine encrusted with found/discarded objects from alleyways and free piles, encrusted with diamonds made from human remains from unmarked graves. The vessel will be the largest submarine to ever be submerged in the open seas and employs all the leading marine biologists, scientists and engineers. It would be the first to explore the deepest of oceans. Once the center of the earth is found, the submarine would shed its beautiful scales made of diamonds, to line center earth. The submarine would stay for one season and on the last day, the crew would conduct a parting ceremony for all the poor souls who are now occupying the core of everything we know.
#4. Its not working: try something new or persist?
Persist 50 times maximum, using 8 different methods and repeating each method 6 times. The first and last try can be executed as you see fit. If, after the 50th attempt, it still fails move on to something new. This method does not apply to matters of the heart.
#5. In general; start from chaos and reduce or start from silence and add?
In my art making process, chaos always provides the seed or insight to a form. Chipping away from that is so enjoyable; like the satisfying act of peeling.
#6. When does a piece fail? When does a piece succeed?
A piece is most successful when my work reveals something new to me, or I have a feeling that I am looking at something that is outside of me. It fails when the work has no charm.
#7. Pasta or sushi?
#8. You can bring one thing with you when you go (interpret that how you will), it must be inanimate. What is it?
I am taking “go” to mean death, which may be interpreted to signify a cross over to another life. In which case, I will need my favourite pet rock I got from Sechelt. It is perfectly round to the naked eye with flecks of black, grey and white minerals. This rock can be used as a loofah, massage tool, calming agent, weapon, toy, inspiration, weight, door jam, etc. and will prove useful in any jam.
#12. You own a store that only sells one type of object. What is it?
Any objects that are naturally or synthetically colored green.
#13. What famous artwork do you like least of all?
If I am being extremely truthful – any paintings by Jackson Pollock except for the first and last one.
#16. What habit have you had the longest?
*I’m sending 23 questions to artists, designers and musicians and asking them to answer 11. I think these questions give revealing answers, especially regarding creative work. Here are their responses. As these are interviews I’m publishing their answers as they are, fully appreciating that English may not be their first or preferred written language. Thanks to all the participants.