Interview with HALEY HASLER: Your childhood ambition: Breeder of show hamsters. Something you treasure: I can’t think of anything I couldn’t part with except my husband and children. And they are what I part with a little bit everyday, as we all head toward the ultimate parting. I am sorry to be morbid, but the question begs such a reflection. Your worst habit: Eating granola every single night before bed. And being mean and selfish. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: Being alone with the work, and listening to it. Your first job: “TreeSavers” – I painted endangered species on canvas grocery totes. Someone whose work you highly recommend: George Eliot: as a guide for making art, and a guide for being a good human. View Haley Hasler’s artwork here.