Hi, this is Maggie again (New York correspondent and WACTAC alum). After posting about flickr I remembered I forgot to add a link to one of my favorite photographers from the Minneapolis area: massdistraction. I love how she always refers to her six-year-old son as her “little man” and takes amazing pictures of things like plastic toys that have been left abandoned on the stairs.
Susan Weil, Ziggurat, 1986
In other news, I recently did an interview with Susan Weil. At first, when I was asked to do the interview I had never heard of her work, but it turns out she was a friend and contemporary of Pollock and de Kooning and had a major influence on the work of Robert Rauschenberg, who she married back in the 50’s. When I discovered all this and saw her amazing contributions to abstract and figurative painting, I thought it was outrageous that her work has garnered so little attention after all these years.
The last straw was when her name didn’t appear on a Wikipedia search, so for the first time I was compelled to write my own Wikipedia article. You can also check out the interview above to hear Weil’s own thoughts on how women artists have been overlooked over the years. Best of all, she’s still doing incredible work today.