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Five Questions with Local Artists: Cindi Ford

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Journey, mixed media print by Cindi Ford

Journey, mixed media print by Cindi Ford /Cindi Ford

These five questions have been posed to several different local artists, their responses create this series.

Cindi Ford has been teaching Printmaking part-time at Kendall College of Art & Design for over a decade. She is known for her non-traditional presentation of traditional printmaking forms locally and regionally. 

 

 

What do you do and why do you do it?

 I am an artist who is passionate about printmaking. I love working with a variety of printmaking processes. Each process offers a different look and involves problem solving.  The beginning idea, image often takes a new direction. Printmaking is all about discovery. It is also a media that can produce multiples. It is physical and labor intensive. I feel being an artist is the best way I can express myself. A lot my work deals with personal, social sometimes, political issues. I feel the visual image is an effective way to reach people. I am a creative person and I would be miserable if I had to stop creating.

 

How long have you been doing this art thing?

I have been serious about art making for around twenty years. 

 

Can you imagine doing something else?

I can’t imagine doing anything else. I teach printmaking part time and enjoy giving back to students. The only other thing I would not mind doing is having a doggy daycare business.

 

Do you have an art dream? Like, to get a show at some big name place or to win the art lotto?

I had a dream I was in the Whitney Art Museum.  I really do not think I will, but I anything is possible. That does not affect my passion for creating art. I do believe you have to market yourself and that is something I am going to work on.  I would not mind winning an art lotto.

 

What do you think about retirement? Can artists do that? Are you planning on it?

I never want to retire from making art. I might have to change what I do, but I hope to keep working. Artist can retire. It is a choice.

 

For more information on Cindi Ford visit her website at www.cindiford.com

 

Disclosure: The author is a local artist and involved with the local art community.

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