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Camp Bosworth

October 5, 2011

Camp Bosworth

Photo: Stewart Cohen

Campbell Bosworth has a piece of paper from the University of North Texas stating he’s an artist, and a body of incredibly creative work to back up the paper’s claim. Camp gets up every single day and creates something with his hands, including monumental sculptures of guns, spurs, and liquor bottles, and carved assemblage paintings of pot farms and cemeteries. Melding a folk art sensibility with a truly contemporary vision, Camp depicts the conflicts and contradictions of the modern Southwest with wit and style. Camp and his wife, Buck, live and work in the oldest church and parsonage (adobes) in Marfa, Texas. They have a store, WRONG, in Marfa.

Camp was recommended for 12 Questions by Chris “Sandman” Sand, the rappin’ cowboy.

1. What is your hometown?

Marfa, TX. Home of the Marfa Lights and Donald Judd.

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

Kilgore Trout

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Bill Murray

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

The paintings of Philip Guston and American Folk Art.

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

Roberto Bolano’s “Savage Detective”. Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run”. All of Charles Bowden but especially “Down by the River” and “Murder City”.

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Black Angels’ “Phosphene Dream”, a retro kick of the Jayhawks and always The Rappin’ Cowboy aka Chris Sand.

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

Really cry? Pedro Almodovar’s Talk To Her: specifically the scene when Caetano Veloso sings Cucurrucucu Paloma.

8.  Cat person or dog person?

Dog all the way. 2 Catahoula hounds, 1 Aussie shepherd and 1 coyote, Peyote.

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Kindness if you are being kind.

10.    How do you define sin?

Hurtin’ and not helpin’.

11.    How do you define virtue?

Loving things that don’t deserve it.

12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

A Redwood sapling, so in 2500 years someone can make beautiful wood carvings. On the side of the tree will be “it was fun while it lasted.”

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

Bruce Lee Webb of the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas

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