Name: Alison C. Eager
Current exhibition: Signs of Oneness (opening Saturday May 16 at Sailboat Bend Lofts)
Â· Do you make a career out of or hope to make a career out of art, or is it a sideline for you?
Art is my career. I do intend to profit from it.
Â· What is it about your work that makes it speak to people or to the community at large?
I believe my use of colors and the way I compose the forms I choose is what has a strong impact on my viewers.
Â· How do you let people know about your work?
I have a website and I have my work displayed in homes throughout the country. I have a contact list, so when I have updates with my work, or shows happen, I send out emails to inform people.
Â· What do you feel inspires you to make art in the particular medium you have chosen?
My medium chose me. (oil paint) As for fashion, I have a more philosophical view to it as opposed to a strictly aesthetic perspective, so my desire for change is what inspires me to create clothing.
Â· Why Miami?
I was born and raised in Hollywood, Fl., family, the sun, and our gorgeous ocean.
Â· Do you have a favorite artist from the past or present?
Dali, Khalo, Olsen, Chicago, and Mutu, to name a few.
Â· How would you compare the art scene in Miami to other cities you have lived or worked in?
Â· If someone wanted to get into being an artist, what would be your first suggestion to them?
Not a suggestion, a question: What are you willing to sacrifice?