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Artist on Artist: Gary Sweeney Interviews Marilyn Lanfear

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Gary Sweeney (right) and storyteller, lead solderer and wood carver Marilyn Lanfear


I doubt that many people realize the roadblocks women artists faced in the ’60s and ’70s. Do you think things have improved?

It’s true that women faced many roadblocks in the ‘60s and ‘70s. You can take my word for it. Things have improved somewhat.

How have you managed to keep your artwork new and fresh?

I think it’s because I’m always trying to find new materials for my work, and I have to learn how to use them.

Why do you think we romanticize the past?
I think there’s comfort in it, because I was taken care of, and people looked out for me.

If you could be frozen in a period of your life, would you?

I don’t think I would. I think right now is a good time for me.

Tell me something about yourself that would surprise me.

Well, I just thought of something, but I’m not going to tell you!

Please? I promise your secret’s safe. Nobody reads these interviews!

No.

What’s in the future for you?
 
I don’t know what the future will bring. Something interesting, I imagine.

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