LANCE AUSTIN OLSEN


Your favorite virtue ::
Kindness

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Kindness

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Kindness

Your favorite occupation ::
artist, both visual and aural

Your idea of happiness ::
being with my family and doing my work

Your idea of misery ::
losing my family and being unable to do my work

if not yourself, What I would like to be ::
a Soto Zen Monk

Where would you like to live ::
in my mind

Your favorite color:
black

Your favorite flower ::
tulips

Your favorite prose authors ::
Beckett, Joyce, Proust, Flann O’Brian, Betty Smith, Anthony Doer, Tim Winton, Harper Lee, Peter Carey, Malcolm Lowry, Marguerite Duras, Susan Sontag and many more.

Your favorite poets ::
William Carlos Williams, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickenson, Rabindranath Tagore, Basho, Neruda, Ginsberg, Bukowski, Blake, Diane Wakowski, Sylvia Plath. ad infinitum, love poetry.

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Horton the Elephant, Jack Aubrey

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Kuan Yin “The One Who Hearkens to the Cries of the World.”

Your favorite painters ::
Morandi, Giacometti, Bonnard, Joan Mitchell, Villiard, Rogier Van De Weyden, Caravaggio, Agnes Martin, Leon Kossof, Ian Fairweather, an endless list really.

Your favorite composers ::
Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Pauline Oliveros, Captain Beefheart, Daphne Oram, John Cage, Bela Bartok, Charles Ives, Eric Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Delia Derbyshire, Alvin Lucier, √Čliane Radigue. again, endless list.

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Suzuki Roshi, Shohaku Okumura. Thich Nhat Hanh.

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Maura Soshin O’Halloran, Rosa Parks, Sophie Scholl. Many, many.

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: Pol Pot, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Leopold 2 of Belgium. There is a lot of them.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Something simple, rice and beans, tofu and vegetables. (Drink) India Pale Ale, Saki, Single Malt Scotch

Your favorite names ::
Charlotte, Wolfe, Justine, Juliana, Robin.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Ill manners.

The change you most anticipate ::
Death

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
More tolerance for fools.

How I would like to die ::
comfortably.

What is your present state of mind ::
full of sounds and colours

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
talking too much

Your favorite motto ::
Only the present moment is lit.

13 avril 2019 - 03:22

"The painters and authors and poets was the most difficult to answer because to
be honest, I admire anyone who makes a serious attempt despite knowing that the
end result is usually failure."

Lance Austin Olsen is a visual & sound artist, he is living in Victoria - Canada

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