YardEdge Talks to Peter Dean Rickards Part 2
Part 2 of a 2 Part Interview
YardEdge: What other artists have influenced you and how?
Peter: People who know me groan when I mention Canadian comedy but that’s just a fact. I’m a big fan of SCTV. I’ve always been inspired by great films and I admire the work of the Stanley Kubrick, Scorsese, The Cohen Brothers, Coppola, and Tarantino.
YardEdge: What other interests do you have outside of art?
YardEdge: What inspires you?
Peter: My father, my mother and the woman who laughs at my stupid jokes – Kaysian.
YardEdge: Do you do enjoy doing art as a “business”?
YardEdge: Can you share with us any insights you gained from walking around NYC in a rabbit head as “Rabbit Jones’?
Peter: I think I told a long story about that. See http://www.afflictedyard.com/rabbitjones.htm
YardEdge: Did you really “out” Bansky?
Peter: Yes, apparently I did.
YardEdge: Your work often highlights the best and worst aspects of Jamaica…what is an example of what you consider to be the “best” and “worst” aspects of Jamaica?
Peter: Best: The fact that you can still speak out against certain things here, the food, the climate and the hills.
Worst: Customer service, mechanics, ‘the wharf’, JPS and of course people who clap when the plane lands.
YardEdge: How would people who know you describe you?
YardEdge: Last book you read?
Peter: The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (Robert Payne). Did you know Hitler used to throw himself on the floor when he didn’t get his own way and tear at the carpet with his teeth? Weird guy.
YardEdge: Last CD you bought? Downloaded?
Peter: I usually figure out what is worth downloading by listening to Late Junction on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/latejunction/
YardEdge: Favourite movie & why?
Peter: That’s difficult to say. It’s probably The Shining or City of God or Raising Arizona or Happiness or Reservoir Dogs or Benji Come Home.
YardEdge: Future plans?
Peter: Kids. House. Move under a bridge. Stuff like that.
Peter: Any regrets?
YardEdge: I’ve had a few.
YardEdge: Final thoughts?
Peter: Let me try not to be clever this time and just say no.
The Afflicted Yard: http://afflictedyard.com/