Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Daniel Everett.
Lives in Provo, Utah, USA
How do you describe your own art practice?
I make images, objects, and videos, all with varying degrees of success. Generally my work reflects a range of conflicted ideas about progress and order.
What was your first experience with art?
I’ve been photographing since I was quite young, but I didn’t really recognize what I was doing as art. Photography was a way for me to process the world around me while also buffering me from it. It let me organize things from a safe distance. What I’m doing now just slowly developed out of that.
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
Lately, walking. I travel quite a bit and whenever I arrive in a new city I try to make time to walk across it from edge to edge. It gives me time to look and think.
What do you need in order to create your work?
Just a clean space and a computer. And time.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m making work for the Chicago Architecture Biennial that will take place in the fall. The pieces are part of a larger body of work titled Marker. Marker began with a collection of colored stones that I gathered from construction sites over the course of several years. The stones had been inadvertently painted and left behind by workers as they marked boundaries on the worksite. From there, the project has grown to include a range of work all exploring the unintentional aesthetics of organization and the marks left in the wake of progress.
What work or artist has most recently surprised you?
Office by Lars Tunbjork.