Joel Daniel Phillips

Billy #2 94 x 42 inches charcoal & graphite on paper 2015     Billy 94 x 42 inches charcoal & graphite on paper 2015     Spaceman O.T. #6 94 x 47 inches charcoal & graphite on paper 2015     Theresa 94 x 42 inches charcoal & graphite on paper 2015     Tinesha 94 x 42 inches charcoal & graphite on paper 2014     Jack L. 94 x 42 inches charcoal & graphite on paper 2014     Interview with JOEL DANIEL PHILLIPS: Your childhood ambition: When I was a child I wanted to be a poet or an itinerant swordsman. Wordsmithing turned out to be too difficult and no one was hiring mercenaries, so I settled on drawing instead. Something you treasure: Outside of art I love to grow things, and am currently in the process of turning my studio into a jungle. Your worst habit: Smoking. I need to quit that. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: Hmm, this is a hard one to answer. I draw because I’ve found it to be an incredible way to process and understand the world around me, so I guess I would say that the most important aspect of my work is its meditative nature. Your first job: Mucking out horse stalls, of all things. Someone whose work you highly recommend: Christine Aria Hostetler: www.christinearia.com     See more of Joel Daniel Phillip’s work here.