Tom Judd thinks most people misunderstand what it is to be an artist, including artists. In the vast expanse of creative expressions, the term "Artist" often finds itself misinterpreted, sometimes seen as a cloak of pretentiousness or an aura of self-importance. Judd challenges these notions, painting a vastly different and complicated picture of what it means to wear this title. In "Being an Artist with Tom Judd," the core exploration is not just about the act of creating but the entire essence of being an artist. It's an endeavor to understand that being an artist is less about the external accolades and more about a soul-deep commitment to letting creativity steer the course of one's life. With over five decades as a well established visual artist, Tom Judd's work can be found in important museums and private collections across the globe. Tom has delivered compelling lectures and candid discussions about "the business of being an artist" with the goal of offering new ways of thinking about how to pursue an artistic practice. Each podcast episode is a journey unto itself, taking listeners across varied terrains of creativity. Judd holds enriching dialogues with a mosaic of creatives spanning across domains – from visual artists to the lyrical expressions of musicians and writers. Every conversation and story revolves around the 'how' of their creative process, rather than just the end product. It's a deep dive into understanding the motivations, inspirations, and challenges that define an artist's journey. This show isn't just a collection of stories but a vast array of artistic experiences. We hear about sculptor Darla Jackson and her impassioned interplay of clay with elements of pop culture. We experience the profound resonance of Richard Watson's art, which is not just about aesthetics but creating a powerful statement about community and racial inclusion. We listen as Rosanne Cash shares her musical odyssey and story of becoming a transformative singer-song writer and icon of American music. Each episode, while unique in its narrative, strikes a universal chord - the undying passion and commitment that binds every artist to their craft. Beyond the artistry, this podcast also casts a light on the delicate balance between the realms of artistic practices and art & commerce. In an ever-evolving world, how do artists stay true to their craft while also navigating the complex dynamics of the commercial art world? How do they carve a niche for themselves, ensuring their work gets the recognition it deserves without compromising on integrity and purpose? Drawing inspiration from the iconic words of Martha Graham, Judd seeks to capture the spirit of "divine dissatisfaction" that defines every true artist. Graham's statement, "No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others,". So, whether you're an artist, an art enthusiast, or someone curious about the creative world, this podcast promises a wealth of insights and inspirations. Tune in, challenge your perceptions, and immerse yourself in the world of art and artists at tomjuddart.com/podcast. This podcast is produced in partnership with RADIOKISMET.