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Member Spotlight Werner Sun

Q: Why did you become a RoCo member?
A: Even though I live 90 minutes away in Ithaca, I consider RoCo to be
part of my local art scene, so I want to support it however I can.
Every time I go to Rochester, I try to check out what's happening at
RoCo. The annual 6x6 exhibition is always a treat.

Q: Tell us about an interesting experience you've had in Rochester.
A: My partner and I went to the Eastman House in 2002 to see the Werner
Herzog film, "Stroszek". Herzog himself was there to give the
introduction, which made the screening of this odd film even more
surreal.

Q: What do you miss most about your local art scene since covid?
A: I miss the physical experience of seeing art in person -- approaching
a painting or sculpture from a distance and then getting up close --
and talking to my fellow artists about their work.

Q: Do you have a favorite piece of Public Art in your area?
A: Ithaca is full of public art. One of my favorites is a 1500-foot mural
painted by artist Alice Muhlback along West Spencer Street. Another
favorite is the "21 Boxes" project, where electrical utility boxes
around the city are given to different artists to transform into works
of art.

Q: What do you do that’s still analog?
A: I write down my to-do lists with pen and paper.

Q: What’s the most recent thing you’ve added to your collection?
A: A colorful oil painting by Jessica Warner, an Ithaca-based artist.

Q: What’s your favorite neighborhood in your favorite city?
A: The North End in Boston.

Q: If you could have one artist create your portrait, who would it be?
A: David Hockney.

Q: If you could own any piece of art, which would it be?
A: I would build an addition on my house to contain one of Yayoi Kusama's
Infinity Mirror Rooms.

Q: Bowie or Dylan?
A: Bowie.