Teacher Interviews: Mrs. Holmberg

Q: What classes do you teach? 

A: I teach Digital Drawing, Art Spectrum and Art 1.

Q: Where were you before Irvington? 

A: I taught moral art classes in East Palo Alto.

Q: What activities were you involved in when you were in high school? 

A: I was Senior Class President of my high school and I was on homecoming court. I was also part of the ski club, track team and 4H. I used to swim and I was a lifeguard. 

Q: What would be your dream concert to attend? 

A: Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Willie Nelson, “X” Dead Prez, Mos Def

Q: What is your favorite sport?

A: Running, skiing and swimming are all my favorite sports.

Q: If you could be in a movie with someone, which movie would you be in? 

A: I would be in anything with Wynona Ryder or Lindsay Lohan.

Q: If you were on a stranded island what single object would you bring? 

A: I would bring my horse, Splash.

Q: What is your number one pet peeve?

A: It annoys me when people wear slippers in public.

Q: Who is your idol and how did they influence you?

A: My idols are Robert Rausenberg, an avant-garde collage extraordinaire, Jack Derrida, the king of post modernism theory and Mike and Kelly, an LA soft sculpture film/music artist. He made the movie Heidi with Paul McCartney—need I say more? Oh, and Matthew Barney who so coolly created his own language with his imagery. Artists have always inspired me and my own art work!

Q: What is one thing that you have always wanted to do?

A: I’ve always wanted to run the Boston, Chicago or NYC marathons.

Q: If you were not a teacher what job would you have?

A: I would be either be a gallery owner or a sword swallowing contortionist in a travelling circus.