Before you get your hands on the new print issue GRAPHITE SIX: PRACTICE . Lose yourself online in a stream of videos and sites selected by contributor Indah Datau.
Tommy Coleman, an artist featured in GRAPHITE VI, first made my acquaintance when I was I think 14, at the Oxbow School, in Napa, where he was a counselor and later a teacher. I remember him telling me about Doris Salcedo, trying to get me to dance to Beyoncé, teaching me intaglio etching, and doing a jumping high five from down the block. After graduating Cooper Union, Tommy worked at the college, and is now currently enrolled in the Yale MFA program. He is also starting a summer residency at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, on the edge of Niagara Falls. I had the privilege to have this email conversation with him.