“never say never”

I literally have no idea where to start this week. When your guest is a photographer, filmmaker, installation artist, curator, maker, and general renaissance woman it’s hard to find a place to jump in… so we started at the beginning and covered a fraction of the projects that this woman has been involved with. Yep, I’m talking to American artist, curator etc., Faythe Levine. Listen right up there under that very wise photograph, or you can subscribe on iTunes.

First, a few of her photographs, as Faythe always documents where life takes her:

Ahhhh, dreamy. Up next, a project that if you haven’t seen, you should … her film, followed by a book of the same title, “Handmade Nation”:

It’s so good, and it really is a like a time capsule from those early maker days when everything DIY exploded! Ok, next amazing project. “Sign Painters”, once again a documentary and book:

Faythe and Sam Macon did such a beautiful job on this film. If you haven’t seen it, see it!

Next, the most recent book Faythe put together… an unpublished play written by her friend Merril Mushroom. The play, and now the book, is titled “Bar Dykes”:

There are so many of Faythe’s projects to cover (and we haven’t even discussed the tip of the iceberg?!), but I didn’t want to miss this… Art vs. Craft, a juried show that she organized and ran for ten years (2003-2013) in Milwaukee:

Don’t you want to jump into that photo and do some art shopping!? Me too. And finally, a few very cool photos to go with Faythe’s very cool story… tattoos and new gold tooth included:

Babe. Thank you so much to Faythe for taking a break from her new 9 to 5 life as Assistant Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center to talk to me; thanks to Saatchi Art for supporting the episode; and thank YOU for listening! There will be more art for your ear next weekend.

Other links:

  1. Etsy
  2. Renegade Craft Fair
  3. Faythe on Instagram


comments (8)

  1. Jane E. /// 01.13.2018 /// 3:06am

    Hi Danielle
    I think this podcast has a TECHNICAL PROBLEM. ……the little sound bar thingy isn’t showing up on this peice. ……needed for android system.
    Jane E

  2. Rachel /// 01.13.2018 /// 3:57am

    yep. no sound bar and I’m on Apple

  3. the jealous curator /// 01.13.2018 /// 7:21am

    oops! thanks guys – fixed!

  4. Jane E. /// 01.13.2018 /// 8:49am

    Thank you so much Danielle !!! I always look forward to your podcasts. ……..:-)

  5. debbie /// 01.15.2018 /// 6:57pm

    It is so cool to see Faythe on your blog! I met her through my husband (who is in the Sign Painter movie). I think her film helped make the sign painter community even stronger.

  6. Axl /// 01.17.2018 /// 3:55pm

    I saw the Sign Painters Documentary a couple years ago at a screening at the Orange County Museum of Art – it was quite interesting.

  7. Ann /// 01.19.2018 /// 4:17pm

    This was such a great listen. I will watch this hand made doc. I have seen the sign painters doc and loved it. I have always loved handmade signage if any kind. I feel handmade is very much a part of our Detroit community here and that it will continue to thrive. Thank you for this!

  8. the jealous curator /// 01.19.2018 /// 6:01pm

    oh, you’ll LOVE handmade nation!

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