We are pleased to present our third Artist Spotlight Interview with Victoria-based artist Carrie Walker. I interviewed Carrie this winter where she talks about the beginning of her art career to her latest project “My Dog’s Followers”. Read full interview…
Was there a pivotal moment when you decided to follow your passion for art?
Some of my most frustrating times as an artist was when I didn’t have the time or money to pursue my art career. There wasn’t a pivotal moment, it was more a case that abandoning my art was inconceivable.
Can you tell me about the process of making your work?
Most of my projects are a means to understand or learn about something. Not technique but knowledge. I like the idea of the “essay” from the French essayer. To try. Looking at art-making this way prevents me from worrying about successful outcomes. My projects are just tries. Even when I am doubtful of ideas I have for projects (in particular, the Robert Bateman project), I usually have to go ahead anyway because I need to see what happens or to understand something I’ve been wondering about.