#1 - Why do you make art?
Art has always been the only school subject I've truly enjoyed. I would say I make Art for self satisfaction. Starting with an idea for a finished product and following through step by step to the end can be exhausting yet also rewarding. Feeling the sense of accomplishment is a great morale booster.
#2 - What is the function or role of an artist in today's culture?
An Artists role can vary in many different ways. Regardless of medium, Art is communicative. It holds a message and can be informative as well. Within advertisements, Art is used to sell products. Outside of commercial settings the same Art would still have a message to it, the same or not. An Artist can have any role that requires a message or idea to be broadcast to anyone.
#3 - Who are three working artists you can think of, who you might contact to interview about their professional lives?