20 questions with artist Tyrone Ferguson

Thu, Nov 8th 2012, 12:04 PM

20 questions with artist Tyrone Ferguson

What’s been your most inspirational moment in the last five years?

I was sitting on this balcony on the waterfront just as the sun was rising, in Spanish Wells (Eleuthera), a few weeks ago. It was a Sunday morning and a boat was moving slowly parallel to the shoreline, making a wake in water that was otherwise still as glass. Gospel music could be heard above the sound of the boat’s engine and the speed of the boat seemed perfectly synchronized with the music. Three dolphins were following the boat and I am sure that they were leaping out of the water dancing to the tune of the music. To me this was a most inspiring moment.

What’s your least favorite piece of artwork?

My least favorite piece of artwork would be gates I made about 25 years ago. These gates were supposed to be organic and fun but I allowed the client who commissioned the gates to become too involved in the process. Our relationship and the gates survived but there were some pretty tense stand-off moments. I still get a not too good feeling when driving by these gates. These gates were never in my portfolio and I never mention them when talking about my work.

What’s your favorite period of art history?

It would have to be the renaissance period, not just for the artwork but also for the social, theological and philosophical conversations going on at that time.

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