Where is your inspiration coming from ?
My direct experiences
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
Why/how animal rights are a feminist issue. Ideas of displacement, marginalization, abandonment and pacification are recurring themes.
Which material you prefer to use and why?
I prefer to use materials that have been discarded and viewed as abandoned and/or unwanted.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
It’s everything. I think that the material and content must be congruent in order for a piece to be successful.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
Both, just like I think that content and material must work in tandem, I think the same for the process. If process, material and content make sense together, then I feel that I have found some success with outcome of the object.
Is there an artist you prefer and why?
I am inspired by artists of many genres. And, lately, I have be particularly drawn to artist who are challenging the norm - Karl Fritsch- and those who ask the viewer/wearer to question their beliefs about “others” - Jason Thomson.
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists , or you like to work on your own?
I have collaborated with other artists and I find it to be both challenging and rewarding. Depending on the audience and the status of the collaborators, sometimes the lines can be blurred and not everyone receives the credit they deserve. Ultimately, I am a very independent person who enjoys working on my own.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
I am not sure. The work I make is a direct response to my immediate experiences. So if my experiences change unexpectedly, so will my work.
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied ?
Making work is extremely challenging for me, I have discovered that imagery that I have used for decades in my work is just now starting to reveal itself to me.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
Cast-off materials such as reclaimed perches and wood that have been altered and discarded by a captive bird are placed with sterling silver or gold support structures. Anthropomorphism and dehumanization have been used throughout history as a way for privileged people of power to place blame, instill fright, disgust or contempt on disadvantaged persons or animals in an attempt to maintain control and diminish guilt. Through weight, material and form these objects ask the wearer/viewer to question their own relationship to animals and how they choose to co/exist with “others”. By joining disparate materials this work challenges the popular models, misconceptions and superstitions that have lead to the death of animals and marginalization of humans."
inizia un nuovo format di
diari di viaggio
che di volta in volta pubblicherà per ogni artista che avrà voglia di lasciare la sua testimonianza.
saranno pubblicati sotto forma di intervista personale,
si cercherà di percorrere la vita , i pensieri, le paure,
i successi, le fragilità , la felicità degli artisti in viaggio
attraverso il mondo di myday-byday. Artisti che cercano di esprimere se stessi
attraverso la loro arte,
sia essa pittura, scultura, design, fotografia, o altra forma artistica.
myday-byday alla ricerca del bello,
al servizio dei suoi artisti per condividerlo
con tutti voi che siete il loro pubblico.
is starting a new format of travelling diaries which will be published for each artist willing to leave his/her story. These diaries will have the form of a personal interview.
myday-byday will try to interpret the life, the thoughts, the fears, the successes,
the fragility, the happiness behind each art collection travelling through the world and space of myday-byday. These artists try everyday to express themselves through their art, in different ways: from painting to sculpture, from design to photography, or other artistic forms. myday-byday is in constant search for 'beauty', but always at the service of its artists. The goal is: to be able to share and communicate with all of you what 's behind their work.
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