Peachy Keen met up with Atlanta visual artist and sculptor Zipporah Camille Thompson on the week of the rare super blue blood moon eclipse—notable in the context of Zipporah's work, which often deals with lunar activity as a subject. What would happen if the moon decided to up and leave us?
We chat about this and other pressing questions amongst looms, a kiln, shelves of thread and various containers of materials in her Stone Mountain home/studio as she prepares to move everything to The Goat Farm Arts Center to begin her two year studio residency with The Creatives Project. We discuss process, starting with source imagery and materials, and moving into working methods. She gets technical with some loom talk, and we ponder the guilt associated with the refusal to "commit" to one medium, as well negotiating labels when crossing between high and low materials and techniques.
We find out that the artist blood runs deep in her large, supportive family from North Carolina, and we talk about how her education took a turn from psychology to the visual arts.
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