"A little more context on my art form?
Imagine a cosmos where your secrets come to life. Think about the most personal entity for us millennials—our text messages. Using Photoshop, I wanted to cultivate a safe space for individuals to view their intimate messages, and connect to their very raw and real emotions through art.
How do I make my art?
It truly varies on the circumstance. Usually I start with a text conversation, but there are times where I'll be flipping through a magazine and produce something ex nihilo. Trust me when I say ripping paper has never been more fun. I am currently using vintage Playboy magazines, along with some digital imagery to create a storyline for the texts.
What Inspires me?
Being progressive enables me to find a muse in virtually everything. Whether it's from a random conversation with a wonderful someone I just met on the street, or the piercing red circle notification letting me know I’ve received a screenshot of texts from someone. I am inspired by the simplest of all things- your thoughts. I feel such humbleness knowing people trust me with something as precious as their mind. However, the true pleasure of cutting a woman out, from a place where she was intentionally meant to be objectified, and giving her new meaning, tops it all...BY FAR.
What's the vibe around me that promotes the best of my creativity?
NEW ALBUMS FSHO! When the latest music gets released I am like a hamster on a running wheel--you can't stop me. I’ve also discovered I need to be in the right headspace in order to create. If I ever feel pressure to design, I pause what I'm doing and go for a drive, or hang out with friends. My art needs to come organically or it doesn't leave my desktop.
Were you always doing collages or did it transpire from something else?
I grew up wanting to express myself creatively, but felt exceptionally limited due to the fact that I was absolutely horrible at sketching and painting. I spent my high school career in a film-developing darkroom; endlessly praying this would be my niche in the creative world...only to realize that I wasn't quite there yet. I found Photoshop last summer and have never looked back. Photoshop is my escape from reality. Collage was my missing enigma. "
Digital Artist: @LeahWolchin