living feral - he had big dreams - $15
We were lucky enough to interview one of our favorite artists. Living Feral aka Tracy!
Troy: So what is your favorite thing to do right now? Is it something new to you? Do you have any new hobbies?
Living Feral: I’m really into making collages right now, but that’s not new, though I stopped doing them for awhile. Besides making art my favorite thing to do is hang out with the wild/feral animals in the industrial area near my place. Though that’s not really new either - I’ve known one of the raccoons five years now, and one of the feral cats the same amount of time, and I know their kids and grandkids too.
Stephano: Please tell us of an artist we may have never heard of…
Living Feral: I went to art school with her so I’m kind of biased, but I really dig the work of Briony Morrow-Cribbs
Troy: What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen, maybe something you can’t really explain? (try to anyway)
Living Feral: I’ve had lots of uncanny experiences so it’s hard to pick the weirdest. The first thing that comes to mind - I used to know a street performer who would sit perfectly motionless for an hour at a time, and he wouldn’t even blink. People would freak out watching him, trying to get him to move. I had him to my place once for tea, and asked him how he did it. He said he meditated, and that he was experimenting with astral travelling. About an hour after he left my cats became transfixed on an area near the ceiling. I checked numerous times - no spider, no little bug. This went on for a few hours, and the cats could not be distracted. Finally I said, to the ceiling, “Well you can stay if you want, but I’m going to bed now.” Five minutes later my cats came to bed, and weren’t bothered by the ceiling ever again.
Troy: what is the first music you can remember hearing/loving. or what music are you totally into right now?
Living Feral: My grandpa always used to play Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” whenever I went to visit and I loved that. Plus my dad had an amazing music collection, lots of imports, so I was listening to folks like Kraftwerk and Gary Numan early on, which was pretty strange in the small town where I lived then. I’m a big Tom Waits fan.
Troy: describe a dream you most vividly remember…
Living Feral: I tend to have epic, vivid dreams that would take pages to describe. I’m also prone to dreams within dreams - where I realize I’m dreaming, wake up and go about my business, and suddenly realize I’m still dreaming (cause hey, the house is suddenly a storey taller and that staircase goes nowhere…) I’ve been five or six levels deep. It can be very disconcerting.
Check out the very dream inducing artwork by Living Feral! Amazing!!!