1. I have known you both for several years and you have always been together and seem made for each other. How long has it been? How did you two meet? Was it dreamy love at first site?
Linda: We met in 2002 and we’ve been together since January of 2003. We met through a mutual friend at a psychobilly show and I relentlessly pursued Chris for 4 months before it was official. For me it really was love at first sight, look at him :) (editor's note, I'm not sure why these two images where at the end of Linda's answer but I found it pretty charming. wing dings are the best.)
Chris: We meet through at a mutual friend who was more or less playing cupid, It was indeed dreamy, but also equally filled with awkwardness.
2. Were you both artists at the time or studying to be?
Linda: I was in my last semester of high school and at the time I had the equivalent of 8 years worth of art credits somehow…and Chris was really into painting. We were definitely both on the artistic track when we met and it was something we bonded over. He started printmaking at College of the Sequoias a semester before I did and when he would visit me in Santa Cruz he smelled like lithotine so I have a fondness for it.
Chris: I would say so, art did play a role, we always enjoyed looking at art together and drawing.
4. How are your dynamics working together in the studio? Can you go to each other for feedback or is there an invisible tape line separating the room in two?
Lindda: We work really well together, we are also very honest and respectful with our opinions and bounce ideas off each other. We share most of our tools and equipment and our personalities really compliment one another in the studio- I’m more organized and remind Chris of deadlines, and he’s a great motivator and gets things done.
Chris: We are pretty independent for the most part when it comes to our studio practice. We do give each other feedback, mostly on formal issues, and we give very honest responses.
5. Do you two ever collaborate?
Linda: Our work is deeply personal and very different, as are our aesthetics so I never really thought of collaborating, I think I would drive him crazy because I can be super bossy! I won't rule it out though.
Chris: Conceptionally speaking we haven’t, but we had help each other with projects. On example was last year Linda and i carved a 4x8 foot woodcut in 3 days, the drawing was mine, but both of us considered that piece collaborative.
I think Linda would be those fancy purple tortilla chips you would find at an organic grocery store.