SchoolArts Magazine

March 2018

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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M y first encounter with Nick Cave's work was at the Seattle Art Museum during the 2011 NAEA National Convention. The exhibition was titled Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. I was mesmerized by the abundance of color, objects, and fabrics used to cre - ate his Soundsuits, wearable sculptural forms based on the scale of the human body. Cave's repertoire exceeds far beyond sculptural forms, though. It includes installation, video, sound, per - formance, and community outreach. In early December 2017, I had the honor of interviewing Cave for SchoolArts. Frank Juarez: What is your first memory of making art? Nick Cave: One of my first connections to exploring art was when I was very young, in my first coloring book, and my mother sitting me down and telling me how I must color within the lines. There was a certain way in which she would color. Instead of filling in the lines by going back and forth, she would have me color in a round motion, which then sort of softened the surface. It was my first moment where I technically had to think about "this way versus that way" and the dif - ference between these two approaches. NICK CAVE A L L L E V E L S Frank Juarez SOUNDS OFF SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 17

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