Who is Andrew Hersey?
I'm a 64-year-old semi-retired, self-taught artist and writer who has exhibited my work around the country at shows and in galleries. Starting in 1982, I've worked in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, digital media, collage, and writing. I'm a runner, cyclist, low-budget traveler, music appreciator, and lover of the ocean. I'm a survivor of both testicular cancer and clinical depression. I live in Virginia.
How long has your website been around? What's the history?
I've had an artist website since about 1996, always designed and built entirely by me. While the site is sort of meant to be a showcase for my work, it's really more of an art project in its own right. Various content on the site is usually updated around the first of each month.
What does "Reveries" mean? Where were the photographs taken?
A reverie is a state of dreamy musing, sort of an inspired daydream. They're made mostly in Virginia, but anywhere really. There are interesting settings all over the place, if you take the time to look.
What's with the drawings?
They're just fun little exercises in figure drawing, and expand on the characters who live in my imagination. You can find out more more about their stories on andrewhersey.art.
Is the photo journal like a blog or something?
Sort of. It's not meant to be functional in the ways blogs are, just a place to record random little moments seen here and there. All the photos are taken with an iPhone, with little or no editing.
What happened to the music playlist? Where did it go?
The playlist now has its own home at itdo.name. Al and Phoebe have a podcast. You should go check that out.
Favorite childhood memory?
The first things that comes to mind is walking/skipping downtown with my sisters singing "Ding dong, the witch is dead" when I was about six.
You can have a dinner party with any three people, living or dead. Who do you invite?
That's a good question. And ask me tomorrow and my answers might be different. But today I'm going to go with Hedy Lamarr, Tom Waits, and PJ Vogt.
What makes for a perfect day?
Probably depends on the time of year/weather. But ideally a decent amount of outdoor time. Beach? River? Or if the weather is less cooperative, maybe just making some art/music inside somehow?
Would the world be better off run by women?
Well, it's more than ten. But less than a dozen.
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