Featured Fig: Kim Rosenfield

Featured Fig is an ongoing column showcasing interviews with Figues authors. Kim Rosenfield is the author of Lividity and re:evolution. You can also find her work in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women.

1. Tell us a little bit about your aesthetic inclinations?
Every day I wake up with a brand-new attitude. I always want to experiment. Sometimes I just want to do something lazy, so I go to the airport looking like a hot mess.

2. Where did you come from and are you happy that you’re no longer there?
When I left Barbados, I didn’t look back. I wanted to do what I had to do, even if it meant moving to America. I saw too much. I was way too mature for my age.

3. What does your work demand? What does it offer?
I always wanted to make an impact with anything that I do. I’m an artist and sometimes it may offend people, sometimes it might not be appropriate for society’s standards but that’s all individual, but it’s okay for me and I make it that way.

4. Where do you do what you do?
St. Tropez, Monaco, Sardinia, Barbados, New York, London, L.A.

5. If push came to shove…
Shout imperiously, “Kneel motherfuckers!”

6. Please tell us about beauty, belief or bawdry. You may begin.

Black is my mojo. That’s it.

7. As Gertrude Stein says “let us why why.” Please proceed.
It’s like one less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret.

8. What does art do to you?
Todd Goldman and Gemstone Creative.

9. Who (or what) do you admire?
Women and the navy Seals. We’re all superheroes.

10. What is a good question? What questions do you ask?
Do you really think she needs to be wearing a full-length fur coat to a basketball game when it’s 70 degrees outside?

11.What do you find deeply satisfying?
Bajan seasoning—it makes everything taste good.

12. What are your favorite kinds of figs?

My dog, Oliver.

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