Tim Eads is a maker — he used to use ceramics as his medium but now it’s whatever he needs, from welded steel to wood to digital tools, or even trash. He grew up on a ranch in Texas where every day there was something to make or fix or engineer in that home-grown tinkerer’s way that happens on a farm or ranch. Tim’s art has been shown all over Philadelphia and his project Taxonomy of Trash is on view at the DCCA now until July 21. He recently installed several welded steel benches at the Little Berlin Fairgrounds, a park in progress in North Philly. In this short clip from our interview Tim talks about how you measure success in your career as an artist, and whether success is even an issue if you are an artist whose whole life is devoted to making art. We met Tim in his North Philadelphia studio on April 23. Next week, hear the entire interview. Here’s a link to Tim’s website with lots of images of his projects.
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