How do you describe your art?
It is a reaction to the world around me and how I view it, whether it be interpreted conceptually, or in a realistic form.
How long have you been making it?
We all produce some form of art from the start of our existence.
Everyone always wants to know this: where do you get your ideas?
From my daily experiences in life and how I perceive this earth. Little do people know, creating any sort of art is very exhausting and time-consuming. I can research and doodle for hours before something actually worthy of creating comes forth.
How do you know you are on the right track with a new work?
I never do.
What do you do to encourage your own creativity?
Doodling has such an important role in any sort of art making. I try to doodle/sketch/draw something every single day. Whether it be a small study, a figure sketch, or a more complex piece, I try to get my hands into something each day!
What is your artistic motto? Or what do you tell yourself when the going gets tough?
What would Caravaggio do?
Give us one final word to describe what you hope people get from your work:
Tanner Thompson is a senior visual arts major specializing in ceramics and painting at Bemidji State University. He is from Longville, Minnesota. His senior solo exhibition will be featured in Talley Gallery in Benson hall at BSU in April 2013. You can find him on Facebook or YouTube and can purchase his work here.