friend of L&E Stephen Eichhorn (the artist who did the install in room 55) has an art show opening at Ebersmoore this friday 6-9 pm- with a special performance by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens). we sat down with him for a minute, asked him a few questions and got a sneak peek at the show…..
L&E: greetings, hows your day going so far today?
SE: Today was a good day. We just finished hanging my solo show at Ebersmoore, it’s such a good feeling to be done so early in the week.
L&E: how did you first get interested in plants?
SE: I like plants as structural objects and it made sense to work with those qualities through collage.
L&E: explain what a good day in the studio is like?
SE: Walk upstairs to the studio with some coffee in hand. Work on some emails. Chase a cat out of the studio. Sift through imagery for collage material (maybe it’s cats or foliage or flowers). Start a new collage or two. Studio day usually starts over after dinner with a beer and some Arrested Development.
L&E: whats currently playing on your stereo in the studio?
SE: Keeping it pretty chill with a mix of Sleep, Robert A.A. Lowe (Lichens), Om & Soft Circle.
L&E: how many pets do you currently own?
SE: Currently four. Two cats, Poncho & Kevin. Two toy poodles, Lulu & Francis.
L&E: what would you choose if you had to for your last meal (including a drink)?
SE: This would be a multi-course endeavour, in no particular order: minke whale sashimi (recently had some in Iceland, it was amazing), Chicago style hot dog, buffalo frog’s legs, and a pulled pork sandwich with some deep fried okra. To drink, either an Old Rasputin or Old Style.
L&E: any words of advice for the kids out there?
SE: Listen to Slayer.