“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” - William Blake
by Timothy Rysdyke
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Why is flirting with danger so prevalent in your work?
Mitchell: If I were going to be completely honest, I would say that my work indulges in impossible apology, blood-marriage, shameless and glorious audacities, and being a piss pants baby. Danger it seems, at least from my perspective, is to come in through the side door attached, like a tumor, to these ridiculous obsessions of mine. Or perhaps it is just the vainglorious desire to dig myself a nice deep grave. Whatever it is I am sure I think it benefits the work in some way and shouldn’t bother or worry any of the people that have grown to love me. Because I am really unfair like that.
Ryan Mitchell guest hosts Salon Revisted with Joey Veltkamp Monday, Feb. 25 at Hedreen Gallery, located in Seattle University’s Lee Center for the Arts at 12th Avenue and Marion Street.