Henry Martin: What does it mean to change?
Elisabeth Condon: To travel.
Henry Martin: What is your favourite art work?
Elisabeth Condon: Velasquez’s Las Meninas.
Henry Martin: Should an artist be in the world, looking out, or outside the world, looking in?
Elisabeth Condon: Both.
Henry Martin: What is inspiration? How do you find it?
Elisabeth Condon: It finds you when you are no longer there.
Henry Martin: How do you work?
Elisabeth Condon: On the floor, then on the wall.
Henry Martin: What does the word gender mean to you within your practice?
Elisabeth Condon: Freedom to open what is otherwise constrained.
Henry Martin: Who do you admire, and why?
Elisabeth Condon: All who continue.
Henry Martin: Agnes Martin said, “We think we are very mundane, but we are all capable of fugues.” Respond.
Elisabeth Condon: We live in our bodies most of the time, but sometimes forget and leap into the air.
Henry Martin: What, if any, responsibility, do you feel as an artist, in what way, or toward whom?
Elisabeth Condon: Meeting the clarity of spirit in the greatest artworks with my own.
Title: Secret Understory. Date: 2017. Format/Materials: Acrylic, Chinese ink on linen. Dimensions: 30 x 47 inches. Picture Credit: Jason Mandella