Patrick Wilkins: Featured Artist- May 2011

“My name is Patrick Martin Wilkins. I am from Elkhart, Indiana and currently attending Purdue University. My life is very far from being together and I do not have a website or anything, but I feel the need to create. I work mostly with pen and ink and metal, but I am slowly falling in love with various forms of printmaking.”

Q. 5 words that best describe your artwork.

“Lines, creepy, cute, stimulating, weird.”

Q. Influences/ Inspiration (friends, family, other artists)

Edward Gorey.”

Q. What is your spirit animal?

“Narwhal, or a Stag.”

Q. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

“I will answer that question with another question: How many board could the Mongols hoard, if the Mongol horde got bored?”

Q. If you could make one person disappear, who and why?

“Hmmm without time travel, Glenn Beck or another annoying pundit, with time travel, Hitler, or L. Ron Hubbard.”

Q. Fill in the blanks. Hi. I’m ______. Do you like ______? Do you also like _____? Then you’ll love my new movie ___________.

“a. Michael Caine b. bats c. trees d. Bat Tree Massacre!!!”

Q. What music influences you the most? In life and in art?

“The Shins, Marilyn Manson, Various Operas, The Pixies, Grizzly Bear, and Ween off the top of my head.”

Q. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

“My Nothing is Forever, or My Geometry is a Sad One.”

Q. If you could take any person in history to Red Lobster for dinner, who would it be and why?

“Timothy Leary and I would have the most surreal dinner ever.”

Q. Who would win in a fight- the new Karate Kid (Jaden Smith) or the Old One (Ralph Macchio)?

“I hope they both lose.”

Q. Name one actor/actress you would love to get naughty with?

“Not too many celebrities appeal to me… there is something a little too, meh… about them.”

Q. What do you love most about being an artist?

“How little sense anything has to make.”

Q. Any last words?

“Trying to understand everything is like trying to understand what shapes clouds are trying to make.”

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