Colorado Creatives

Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Joseph Coniff

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Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why? Joseph Coniff: I appreciate the idea of collaboration, but it's not for me.

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

People doing psychological and sociological research are of great interest to me. Both are limitless fields of study.   

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

Robert Hughes wrote and talked about the ongoing depreciation of traditional skills within art, "the nuts and bolts of the profession," in his book and documentaries, The Shock of the New and The New Shock of the New. I side with his argument.

Making things on your own, that is without the help of fabricators or assistance, is something that should not be undervalued. It's important to test strengths and weaknesses and understand the value found in learning, failing and succeeding.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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