I stopped briefly to speak with George Tait, the Living Statue who has been entertaining Ann Arbor Art Fair visitors for years on North University Avenue. Below is a transcript of our conversation:
“Hi, George! I have a few questions for you if that’s OK.”
“How long have you been a “living statue”?
“What sort of educational background prepared you for your work as a mime?”
“Do you have a ‘day job’ to help pay the bills? Is it as much fun as being the Living Statue?”
“What’s the most difficult part of your work?”
“Can you tell me about any amusing people you have seen at the Ann Arbor Art Fair?”
“Have you ever talked with a non-living statue? What was that like?”