Over a cup of tea with Jo Holland

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An informal Q & A

Which photographer or artist do you most admire?

Andres Serrano.

What artwork, where money is no object, would you like to hang on your wall?

The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault.

What is the worst commission you have ever had?

I've been lucky so far.

What is the best commission you have ever had?

It is yet to come!

Which famous artists, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?

Caravaggio, André Kertész, Georgia O'Keeffe, Julia Margaret Cameron, William Blake...

When are you at your happiest?

Unspoken communication.

What is your most treasured possession?

My cat.

What book are you reading at the moment?

What's Wrong with Eating People? by Peter Cave and Stealing the Mona Lisa by Darian Leader.

What made you laugh recently?

Two women laughing heartily on the streets of Brighton and playing Wii with friends.

What really winds you up?


What would your dream project be?

A huge circular dome roof stained glass style piece...

What do you do when not working?

I visit new places...

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Light, life and curiosity.

How you would you like to be remembered?

As a happy soul.

What music would you like played at your funeral?

Ideally I would be thrown into the sea, naked, with nothing but the flesh on my bones, so I guess it would be the tranquil sound of the wind and the waves, however it would have to be at sunset!

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