Twilight Frequencies: Where did you go to school, and what were some lessons you have incorporated in your work today?
Michael Peters: I attended the School of the Arts at the University of Tennessee. If nothing else, I took with me the ability and confidence to believe in your talent and to take with that the initiative of intentionality. Whatever your idea is – run with it. Really try to expand your boundaries. Just because you’re an visual artist doesn’t mean you’re confined to a gallery.
Twilight Frequencies: I know you have had some gallery shows locally here in Knoxville, tell us a little about your work, if you can narrow it down to a few things? What’s your primary medium?
Michael Peters: By classification, I suppose you might say I’m a media artist. But if I had to say I specialize in anything, it would probably be photography. At least that is where my passion primarily lies. I love the idea of pushing the medium of photography beyond just a single photograph. That’s what my gallery exhibitions focus on – expanding the typical single photographic plane into something spacially concerned having multiple suspended panels, or photographs, creating dynamic geometric planes.
Twilight Frequencies: What’s the next year look like for Michael Peters the Artist?
Michael Peters: It’s always hard to tell…especially being at the relative beginning stages of my career. As of now, there is nothing solidified but hopefully that will change. I’ve really turned my focus primarily on Backpod. But as days pass, I hope to exhibit somewhere in the near future. I would LOVE to show some photography and film work taken throughout my Backpod travels. I truly believe that’s the direction I’m heading.
Contact Michael Peters here.