Here’s another interview for the torontoist, this time with underground artist Sonja Ahlers. She’s published a new book with Drawn & Quarterly called The Selves, which uses a technique she’s perfected over ther years using found and drawn images from media (books, magazines, album covers, newspaper photos, wrappers) to create a kind of extended Rorschach test of a narrative. Reading it closely in preparation for the interview I had a strong emotional reaction, I found it very dark – so much so I had to put it down for a bit. Fortunately Sonja’s about as nice as a person can be, she was very patient with the interview process.
So, here it is, if you’re interested – http://books.torontoist.com/2010/07/sonja-ahlers-a-look-at-our-selves/