There’s a little new phenomenon on the internet and it’s called Blog Hop. I’ve been invited by Nina Garner to present a little bit about her work, and then tell a little bit about myself. I also have the pleasure of inviting a few other artists to participate. So here it goes.
Nina and I had the opportunity to work together at Worthwhile a while (ha) back. When I met Nina, she was so sweet and quiet that when I saw her thought-provoking and powerful artwork, I felt like I had discovered a whole new side to her. Delicate, detail-oriented and meticulous, looking at Nina’s art is like finding a secret love-letter that you’re not supposed to read but you just can’t look away.
Her website says this about her: Inspired by 19th century portrait photography, Nina’s work encompasses various techniques and materials to create compositions that glorify moments in time, the beauty in nature, and people. Using film photography, her photographs transport the viewer to another time and place by bonding the everyday and the exotic.
I say that admiring Nina’s creations, like REALLY getting lost in them, is like having a deep sleep on a forest floor, and waking up from that dream knowing that the feeling you have is completely unique to you as it fades away.
Now I’m supposed to talk about myself…
HOW DOES MY CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?
My creative process right now usually starts with some object, then I think of this hair-brained (harebrained?) scheme which I couldn’t possibly pull off, so I try to reign it in a little and go from that point of confusion.
HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF IT’S GENRE?
I treat taxidermy and natural history artwork like fine art… so I guess I enjoy doing the best job I can at something that’s a little hum-drum, or can be seen as backwoodsy or blasé.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
Illustrations, mostly, which is what I went to school for. It’s funny how these things come in full circle. I am also doing some animal models for a Native American Museum, and some secret custom toys for a local graphic design/ad agency. Lots of stuff.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
Because if I didn’t do it, I would wither away, shrivel up and die.
I would love to hear from the following ladies: