Name: Peter Bruun
Age: Not quite 50 yet.
Occupation: Artist and all-around art/community person.
Baltimore Neighborhood: My studio is in Station North, but I’m a little all over the place.
Obsessive Collections: I’m sure there’s something unhealthy I’m collecting, but I’m oblivious as to what that might be.
Currently Reading: Liz Lerman’s “Critical Response Process.”
Coolest Place You’ve Ever Lived (or Travelled To): Ramallah, West Bank. Very moving. Did a cultural envoy gig there.
Hobbies or Leisure Activities: Running, so long as my body holds up. Reading The Onion on line. Spending Sunday reading the New York Times and watching the Ravens.
Favorite Food to Eat at Home: Just about anything my wife cooks. She loves to cook and makes things with good ingredients from scratch. Yum.
Favorite Food to Eat Out: We once indulged by going to The Charleston. It’s a tasting menu, meaning you get several small servings of things one after the other. Their lobster bisque, with lumps of lobster filling out the center. And indulging in a mocha milkshake with Taharka Brothers ice cream at Uncle Wiggly’s in Mount Washington during the summer. They’re closed until March :(.
Beverage of Choice: Cafe Mocha from Artifact Coffee or Spro in Hampden. Either place will do.
Political Leanings: Pragmatic liberal.
Favorite Baltimore spot to hang out: Almost any coffee place that’s happy to have me hang out with my laptop.
Pets: Too many: two dogs (Ruby and Freddie), two ferrets (Weezie and Columbus), and occasionally my daughter’s cat, Ludicat. I’m not the pet lover in the family, but I put up with it.
Favorite Artist, Living or Dead: Paul Cezanne
Movie that Sums Up the Current State of Your Life: “Moonrise Kingdom”
Favorite Bad Habit: The one I’m willing to share is my love of chocolate.
Mantra or Favorite Quote: Change your attitude, change your life.
“Untitled” (from recent watercolor series) 2011. watercolor on paper, 10″x10″