My guest today is Adam Helms, a fascinating artist and human, who’s work encompasses drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, and archival research. Adam’s work often highlights marginalized social and political groups and the American frontier. Our conversation flowed naturally from the moment Adam and I were in the same room together. I found him to be thoughtful, engaging, and full of interesting insights. I truly enjoyed my conversation with Adam, and I hope you enjoy it as well.
In our conversation, we discussed like mindedness, being an outsider, melancholy, American pop culture, popular culture, Star Wars, relating to television, World War I, World War II, Capitalism, Communism, China, Russia, the vastness of media and how to navigate it, the distillation of current mythology through media, dealing with editors, the amount of room there is for mediocrity, doing the only thing you know how to do, the artist by themselves as a stance, DIY, Punk and hard core, living in places that expose you to others’ work, energy for creation, the myth of the artist or writer being alone, creating based on what was created before you, originality, exposure and content creation, artists reflecting the world they see, postmodernism, hyper-capitalism, and the world telling you everything you need to think.
Guest Name: Adam Helms
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