EK Interview: John Wentz
John Wentz is a teacher at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a perspective that all teachers would do well to adopt. As an artist he pushes the envelope, challenging the manner in which we, as a culture, view heroes, the idea of archetypes and the effect on future generations of depriving them adequate heroes and stories. His interview blew my mind. Read it.
Introduce yourself, what is your favorite, sandwich, have you ever died your hair, are you right or left handed? You know, the usual…
Howdy. I’m a native Californian born and raised in the Bay Area. Don’t know about a favorite sandwich, but I sure do like Mr. Pickles sandwich shop and it’s close to my studio. I’ve dyed my hair every color imaginable and I used to have dreadlocks down to my ass. Right handed because left handed is of the devil. I’ve been doing art most my life. I actually used to work in the art department for Tower Records back before the digital print explosion. My job was to reproduce record covers on a large scale.
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