In this extended conversation with artist and animator John Frame, we learn more about his design work for Charles Gounod's Faust, a co-production of Portland Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. John talks about his fascination with the centuries-old characters of Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles, as well as his love for the archetypal imagery which informs the hand-hewn masks, set pieces, and shadow animation he designed for the stage.
We also take a deep dive into John's formative years as a member of the L.A. art collective The Bastards, as well as his solo art exhibitions, including the Portland Art Museum's 2012 mounting of Three Fragments of a Lost Tale, when he last joined S.W. Conser on the airwaves.
The original broadcast version of this episode can be found at this link.
And if you'd like to enjoy our 2012 interview with John Frame, the audio can be found at this link.