Fi Webster
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  • Greenbelt, MD
  • United States
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What kind of art do you do?
cut-paper collage
mail art
What is your website address?
http:/www.flickr.com/photos/fi_webster/
What is the guiding principle in your art?
DADA

I'm a 57-yr-old writer, artist, & retired physician. My name is Fiona Webster, but you can call me Fi (”fee").

I grew up sailing up and down the Gulf Coast of Texas: my home city is Houston. Now I live in Maryland, so I'm one homesick Texan.

I've been married to the same guy for 34 years—a ponytailed botanist who works for NASA. We have no kids (by choice). Our current feline companion is a black oriental shorthair named Annabel Lee.

I've been on the Internet for 23 years, always with the same two letters (fi) before my @ sign. If you want to check out what I used to be up to, online, visit my circa 1998 website at www.oceanstar.com ...I wrote my own HTML. Much to my amazement, it still works.

My longtime obsessions are Patti Smith, rock-n-roll, horror literature, splatter cinema, fish (especially sharks), sailing, medicine, & science.

My personal approach to making art is largely inspired by the ideas of Dada. In the words of Hugo Ball, the founder of the Zurich nucleus of Dada that kicked off in 1916, "Dada regarded art as an adventure of liberated humanity...It was an adventure even to find a stone, a clock-movement, a tram-ticket, a pretty leg, an insect, the corner of one's own room; all these things could inspire pure and direct feeling. When art is brought into line with everyday life and individual experience, it is exposed to the same risks, the same unforeseeable laws of chance, the same interplay of living forces. Art is no longer a serious and weighty emotional stimulus, nor a sentimental tragedy, but the fruit of experience and joy in life."

If you want to write to me, my address is fi at oceanstar dot com.

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