Thanks to the interweb, every day I am introduced to the brilliant and wild minds and actions of human mammals in the world. Some of these humans are deep ocean biologists, some are hunter/gatherer chefs, some are parrot whisperers, some are everything else, and some are artists. The multi-talented and punctilious Timothy Furstnau falls into the "everything else" and "artists" categories of humans I've recently encountered on the web. His work is engaging, thoughtful and marvelously brain-tickling.
A bit from Timothy's totally unpretentious and fun-to-read artist statement:
I want to make work that speaks for itself, but it never quite does, does it? We need it to be about something, or at least to be something. And we need to speak for it. Okay then….
The more I work, the less important I think it is that people grasp what something is “about” than that they lose grasp of what exactly it is – that they come away asking “What was that?” and feeling, maybe, that the world, and our dealings within it, can be “about” much more than we may have thought.
Here is a peek at some of Timothy's solo projects and collaborative projects with co-conspiritor, Andrea Steves. You will definitely want to take the time and peruse his site and his collaborative project site, FICTILIS, while slowly sipping a beverage of your choice.