Episode 146 of The Path to Authenticity features a conversation with salvaged-wood artist Brian Phillips. After growing up in a small Ohio town, Brian found healing in his artistry and a home in Texas. In this episode, we hear how Brian came to use one man’s trash to create another man’s treasure. He talks about the roots of his career in design and screen printing. We hear what inspires his work and how grateful he is that the way he makes his living amounts to a de facto meditation practice. We touch on a range of topics, including depression, classic country music, and the unlikely place where Brian got his first break as a visual artist. To learn more about Brian, visit artbybrianphillips.com/obligitory-artist-bio. Purchase his work at artbybrianphillips.bigcartel.com. Click here to see a slideshow of Brian’s work. Photograph of the artist by Ian Kasnoff. Enjoy. -tg
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To commemorate episode 100 of the podcast, artist and former guest Heather Sundquist Hall created an original work that is available for purchase in two different sizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to iSpeak Media, to help bring media literacy education to the communities that need it most. Visit goldenhourprints.com to learn more.
The Path to Authenticity is a podcast for people looking for more from life. It focuses on emotional wellness and starts from the premise that our true power comes from our individuality. We talk to various types of writers and artists as well as therapists, coaches, teachers, entrepreneurs, and professionals of all kinds. Our guests possess one common trait. They’re people who know who they are. We talk about what makes them who they are, how they became who they are, and how we might become truer expressions of who we are.