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Featured Member Interview: Fran Schindler

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What inspires you to create? What inspires me? Just about everything--Nature--Trees, especially tree bark, bare trees, clouds, rocks, lakes, the ocean, the art of others. Browsing in art stores and galleries. Being part of a group that creates. Collecting found junk  especially rusted stuff. Going to museums. Colors, Shapes, Textures.  I'm sure you get the picture.
When did you decide to pursue art, or did art pursue you? Art has  been rolling around in my mind for years. I've always said , If I had unlimited money I would buy art. Not museum quality art, but interesting art of every type that appeals to me. I'm especially attracted to assemblages, painted furniture, sculptural pieces, anything abstract with shape, color and texture.  One of my favorite places is the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. They feature what is called ART BRUT, also called Outsider Art; basically art by self-taught artists or art by the mentally ill.  My favorite art magazine is "Raw …