Collective Solid: Alex Larsen

Alex Larsen is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, generic cialis  and describes his work as the “physical realization of tactile experience.” His work is heavily influenced by  relationships between man and nature and the manner in which people choose to interact, or isolate themselves, from the natural world. His work visualizes the human reaction to the developing paradigm of secondary physical observation and suggest that tactile experience no longer seems to be the primary encounter with the physical. Using a variety of materials, both traditional and contemporary, the artist translates the process of creation so that the result synthesizes both the intended format and the forces required to create it.

“Do it for daddy, long legs” by Alex Larsen

1. What do you do to bring art to the surrounding community?

I would say that making art engages me with so many people that I otherwise wouldn’t have a connection with and if anything I make has the ability to connect people to something new then that is a success.

2. How did you first get into art?

I think as children everyone is into art because it hasn’t been defined as something different from life.  Thankfully I have been able to hold on to at least some of that.  But, as far as making objects, I’ve always been into building things with my hands.  It seems like almost a reflex for me to be creating or arranging something.

3. How has your skill in creating and crafting evolved since you began?

Learning from other artists mostly.  Trying to figure out how things are made plays a big part as well.

4. What type of art/artist do you most identify with?

The weird ones.

5. What is you biggest dream as an artist?

To make something that means something to someone, whether I know it or not.

6. What is your favorite thing to do besides create art?

Fishing and skateboarding.

7. What was your inspiration for your contribution to Collective Solid?

Most of my inspiration comes from non-art locations; construction sites, dumpsters, hardware stores.

8. What is the most memorable thing someone has said to you about your work?

Someone once told me to keep making my work.  It’s a very simple idea but it works.

9. How do you think people should try to find and appreciate art in their daily lives?

It’s all in how you choose to experience everything around you.  Having to try to find something to appreciate seems like an odd idea to me.

10. Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?

I’m sure I’ll have some good advice at some point down the line.

Collective Solid: Alex Larsen