Sean Äaberg is the artist behind new release Acid Vomit!. You can view his work on goblinkomegamall.com and Instagram.
How are you spending this time? Are you creating art “as usual,” or is there a variance to your routine?
I had a severe stroke in september of 2018 where I spent three months in the hospital & have been on the mend since, so the quarantine, while unusual & limiting hasn’t been so different for me.
What’s been the biggest challenge for you, and how are you handling it?
I’m just trying to be there for my wife & kids in whatever way I can, I think I’m handling it pretty well.
What advice would you give to anyone struggling to create right now?
This is undoubtedly a transitional & unsure period of time, like, no one knows what things are going to be like in the future, no one. So, given that, I feel like if you’re having a hard time being creative right now, that makes sense given how up in the air things are, but it’s also a great time to build some good work habits, make some kind of schedule & be disciplined.
Do you have any advice for someone looking to optimize their space at home for a good work/play balance?
I feel like your workspace needs to be reflective of what kind of person you are, so it really depends, like some people really do well with distraction, others don’t, i think you’ve got to know yourself first.
Sean at work
How can people support the arts community during this time?
I think the primary way is monetarily, as usual.
What do you hope people take away from all this? Do you think the arts community will look different as we transition back to “normal”?
I hope people are able to evaluate their priorities & get them straight, like it is said, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” As far as a return to “normal” goes, I hope again people evaluate their priorities & do things worth doing because I feel like people have gotten way off mark.
Sean’s work space