Joe Nolan borrowed this post from his friends at Art Czar.
Hector Hernandez does a great series of super-short artist-interviews on the Czar site.
This is a micro-chat with Heavy Metal quilter extraordinaire, Ben Venom:
Question: Tell me about “Bang Your Head”
I’m interested in juxtaposing traditional handmade crafts with one of the more extreme musical genres, Heavy Metal. My work can be described as a collision of Iron Maiden Metal ballads with the outrageous stage antics of Ozzy Osbourne. Serious, yet attempting to take on a B movie Horror film style where even the beasts of Metal need a warm blanket to sleep with. The question remains…Can I play with madness?
Listen to Heavy Metal While You Sleep!
Handmade Quilt, Vintage Heavy Metal Shirts, Batting, Thread, Fabric
Vintage Heavy Metal T-Shirts, Fabric, Thread
Joe Nolan was born under a bad sign on June 13th in Detroit, Michigan in the last Metal Year of the Dog. Polymath, provocateur, inter-media artist, his tell-tale signs have turned up in music, visual art, journalism, poetry, fiction, video and film. A double Gemini, his interests range from the pharmacology of phenomenology to fly fishing; from mysticism to mixed martial arts; from chaos science to chaos magick. Joe Nolan's Insomnia blog republishes to some of the most read counter-culture sites on the web and the Coincidence Control Network podcast which he hosts has been downloaded more than half-a-million times.He is recording his fourth CD in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives to the east of the Cumberland river on a little wooded lot dubbed Bohemian Walnut Grove.
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