Featured Member Interview: Mary Neligan
|Mary at work|
What inspires you to create?
Sometimes it’s the wood with the different patterns, knots or shapes. Sometimes it’s the odd metal parts that I‘ve found or been given. Lately it’s been a theme or concept of a fish that makes me laugh and I search through my hoard of parts to create that fish.When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you?
If you weren’t an artist what would you be?
I would still be working in the Emergency Room. With 12-hour shifts you always had 4 days of the week to decompress and work on projects.
What other jobs have you had which aided you on your artistic path?
At the art store which section do you gravitate to first?
The one with the most colorful display. They may be displaying something I know nothing about or have no need for, but I will be sucked in. I have bought amazing things I know nothing about from fabulous colorful displays.
What new technique or art form would you like to learn? Have you made plans to do so?
If you could do anything, and could not fail, what would you choose to do?
There'd be lots of CMMAG members who'd be regular visitors to your store, Mary! Thanks for the interview.