Interview by Kati Driscoll
Our third interview features the work of artist Jason Fawcett!
Are you a Delaware native? If not, what brought you to this fine state?
I’m originally from New Orleans. I came to Delaware for family.
How long have you been making art?
I remember showing a drawing to my older sister when I was a boy. It was of the singer for the band “the Romantics” doing “talking in your sleep”. Her reaction to it made me love drawing. I never stopped after that. I was about 7 years old.
What medium and/or themes do you typically focus on with your work?
I’ve dabbled in a lot of stuff but I’d say oils and pen and ink. I really like drawing about our ability to remember the past. I think time is on my mind a lot too. memory time.
And now to delve more specifically into your Delaware Fun-A-Day feats: describe the project you submitted last year.
I decided to think of it as journaling so i’d grab a thought I had or something that I overheard someone say, then made a small collage from it using old editions of National Geographic.
What was the greatest challenge you faced while participating in last year’s event?
UGH DO I HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE lol
What made you want to participate in Delaware Fun-A-Day again?
I was incredibly proud of the work that everyone did. This feels like a marathon. It takes a lot of time, energy and devotion if you want to create something meaningful. Everyone at that show really nailed it. I wanted to experience that community again.
What project are you working on for this year?
So far I haven’t decided on mine but one of my daughters will be doing Fairy-a-Day. My other one wants to do Doodle-a-Day. I may do the same thing I did last year. I’ve missed doing collage.
How did your daughters’ involvement come about? Have you done other projects with them before?
We do a lot of stuff together. They’re in a lot of my photography. Most of our time together is spent on making something. Kids are a wellspring of new ideas and its a lot of fun considering them to be my creative partners.
If you do work on more collages this year, do you think you’ll continue to pair that process with those fleeting thoughts or remarks that you extract from your day?
Yes most definitely. that was the most fun i’d had making art in a long time.
As someone who has been through this experience before, how has your approach changed this year and why?
I am way better prepared to do this mentally because I know how I’m going to make good of what little time there is to complete the project.
Are there any other projects or events that you are working on for 2013?
I play music with a friend. We’re recording some songs and getting a set together to start playing out. I’ve started a page on reverbnation.com but its not complete. Anyone interested in listening can go to soundcloud.com/JasonFawcett. We’re looking for a drummer!
Do you have a website or any other online outlet where the readers could check out more of your work?