Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Suzi Q. Smith

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If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

If I could collaborate with anyone in history, I think that I would choose James Baldwin. The insights in his work inspire me on a sea-change level, and I find myself returning to him over and over at different times in my life.

Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?

My daughter is the most interesting person I know. She is a freshman in high school, and she is becoming more herself every day, which is a fascinating process to watch. I can't think of anything more interesting than watching her bloom. Also, she is both brilliant and hilarious, and she enriches my life in immeasurable ways.

What's one art trend you want to see die this year?

I never want to see art die, but I will say that I am least interested in any art where the primary aim is to be clever. I know many people who are talented, creative geniuses. I am moved by the art that strikes me as the most honest.

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