MD: What is your background? How did you get involved with art?
LB: My mum is an artist and we were always encouraged creatively. I have very early memories of drawing felt-tip pictures of superman and then covering them in a layer of cellotape so that they would last forever. The pictures didn’t last but my creative drive is still going strong.
MD: What are some of your goals and/ or plans?
LB: To keep doing what I do and strive to get better at it. I’d also like to visit Mars.
MD: Have you exhibited your work?
LB: Have just finished exhibiting in Bristol with three other Argists and am hanging an exhibition this week in Temple Bar with Eavan O’Sullivan, another excellent artist (and Argist) who creates these weird collage animals that would be the stuff of nightmares if they weren’t so cute. The show is called What the Cat Dragged In.
MD: Have you held any jobs/ careers that you’d like to discuss?
LB: At the moment I’m working for a community arts organization called City Art Squad but before this I have held a number of glamorous positions in Chicken Factories and mental homes.
MD: What are you currently reading?
LB: Just finished reading Light by M John Harrison and Nova Swing by the same author. Two books of brain twistingly good science fiction that will keep you on your toes for weeks after reading.
MD: If you were to build a house out of unorthodox materials, what type of house would you build?
MD: Playlist of a few favorite songs:
MD: What are some of your interests?
LB: I love surfing but I live on the wrong side of the country to do it as much as I want to so I am hanging on for 2012 when the world is supposed to spin on its axis. Hopefully that will send some good swell Dublin way.
MD: Historical figure you’d like to have a drink with, given the chance?
LB: Oooo this is a difficult question. I mean I’d love to go for a few drinks with Lenin mainly so I could get some photos of me and him in the pub but you could say the same of most historical characters. Lichtenstein is someone who I’d like to have met and Patrick Moore too but he’s still alive so I guess that doesn’t count?
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