Here are the Estonian artist’s, Kaido Ole’s (1963), anwers to “The Daily Dozen” questions. Read more about Ole in the “Artists”section. And definitely take a “Sneak Peek” into his studio!
1. What’s the best moment of your day?
Definitely morning, I like to start early. Evenings are not bad either, depends only on how the day has passed.
2. Why do you work as an artist?
I started because of quite silly reasons (no need to mention them here again) but now I´m sure that actually it is one of the best occupations for human being. You can use all your potential, mind and body, to dig deeper and deeper into endless shades of life.
3. What films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you?
Nothing lasts forever. Every impression, even the strongest one, stays in its time. If I have been repeating it later, expecting the same effect, I have been always disappointed.
4. Where do you currently get ideas for your works?
I just think up my ideas.
5. Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?
Yes, I like to own things (check the 8th answer), how did you know? In this case it will be hard to make even top-10 list, not to speak about one single work!
6. What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?
I think a part of me is ALWAYS occupied with art. Life and art is mixed so much, that I can never avoid neither of them. Doing whatever common activities, some per cent of me are looking at this from the perspective of art and when doing art, I try to have some “common eye” on it too.
7. Do you sleep a lot?
No, I don't think so. Usually I go to bed quite early but I wake up quite early too.
8. Do you collect anything?
I´m born as a collector, I think. I like to have music CD´s and art books and I try to buy them as much as I can. A few years ago I started to collect banknotes and coins of Estonian territory again. I had the same hobby in my childhood, but someone stole my quite childish collection and now I felt that time has come for a “revenge”. Actually I like all right kind (it means – my kind) of material stuff and I agree to waste my time and finances on them. I believe in things if they are carefully chosen.
9. What is one of the most important things in your studio?
My Denon audio system. Music is constantly playing when I´m working.
10. What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?
There were a lot of food I liked or hated when I was a kid. It is very typical in younger age I guess. Now, in my mid-age period there is nothing absolutely negative or positive, it depends more on art of cooking, context, company etc. One day mood makes me more opened for something exotic, another day I really enjoy the local classics and so on.
11. When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
Artist. At least I cannot remember anything else.
12. Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.
To have a really nice evening the characters of participating persons have to fit. Otherwise it will be more like a suffering. Even in a company of interesting persons. There is no particular information I like to ask from somebody actually…