HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR WORK AND DO YOU FEEL IT DEFINES YOU?
My work is one of the most important things in the world to me, but that does not make it important. The real answer to that question is my work is really not that important at all. It’s just stuff. They’re just random interpretations of my experience here which is not important at all. However I have been blessed to have the experience that my work is seen, sometimes by a lot of people. And they have, a lot of those people placed importance on it or into it and that’s allowed me to continue doing it but I would never go as far to say that my work is important or defines me.
WORKAHOLIC // BRANDON BOYD
Apart from Incubus, Brandon Boyd also makes beautiful art… he stopped by the studio, showed us what he’s been working on and we picked his lovely brain…
DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC DURING YOUR WORK DAY?
It depends. On a day like today, yes. We’re mixing right now so it’s the same song over, and over, and over again. That’s always a good way to tell if you’re okay with a song, is when you’ve heard it for the 100th time and you would like to hear it again. When I’m drawing or painting… occasionally I’ll put on music but I can’t really have music with lyrics. When I’m drawing I have to have instrumental or if there is a singer it has to be in a language that I don’t understand. Otherwise I get pulled in to what the lyric is. Most of the time when I’m drawing I like having the sound of silence. The sound of my dog snoring is super inspirational to me. There’s a gang of crows that hang out above my house and they kind of dance around on my roof – very inspiring to draw to as well.
“I don’t show people my art often, only if I trust the person or if they’re another artist. I’d only have a whole art show if I could curate it myself and have control over what went to it.”
- Brandon Boyd