Pink Blossoms, 2005/2011 by Sally Gall
A Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Inspired by the popularity and quirkiness of Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, the editors of Artspace composed one to reveal another side of their favorite artists. Shortened versions can be found on several of the Artspace artist pages, and from time to time we’ll run the complete interviews on A+. Our third artist is Sally Gall.
When did you first realize you wanted to be an artist?
Always, but I didnt know it was called “being an artist” – I always wanted to make things…
What’s your idea of a dream home or holiday?
Going someplace I have never been before, preferably a foreign country.
Who’s your favorite artist?
There is no way to answer this! But I find myself gravitating towards abstract painting of a certain era, loving artists such as Rothko, who seemed to encompass a whole world in his color field paintings.
What’s your preferred mode of transportation?
What’s your favorite film?
Too hard to answer!
What’s on your iPod?
Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, U2, Cold Play, RadioHead, Beatles, Rolling Stones
What’s your idea of happiness?
Being in nature
What’s your idea of misery?
A life without nature
If not yourself, who would you want to be?
A novelist creating a world with words
What’s your preferred drink?
Full-bodied, complex red wine
What books are on your bedside table?
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenedes, A Mediteranean Feast by Clifford Wright, Italian language grammar books
What’s your favorite art space?
The Menil Collection, Houston and its surroundings
What would you want your last meal on earth to be?
Fresh things from the sea
What’s your favorite time of day or year?
9 pm on a summer evening, the elongated dusk
The world would be a better place if…
there wasn’t so much competition to get what one thinks one needs – in other words, consideration of other people.
White Blossoms, 2005/2011 by Sally Gall