This is: Christina
How did you start creating art?
I have always created art, throughout my childhood I was going to Saturday art classes at my primary school and I became more and more interested in surrealism as I reached year 12 and from there it continued...
What got you interested in the art medium of “cut-and-paste” mixed media ?
I have always been interested in photography and loved collecting images from magazines and other forms of literature. Once I moved away from my home town I began sorting through things and the collage happened!
They are always changing and growing. They are so unique in their beauty, I really enjoy taking photos of my plants and incorporating them into my collages as their bold abstract structures rise from a huge expanse of settings.
Do your muses change ?
I gain inspiration from other muses over Instagram, there is such an amazing world of artists out there so it’s a really beautiful tool to see what others are creating in their own mediums.
Does instagram motivate you to keep creating art ?
Yeah, it does! it’s good to get inspiration from other styles of art not just collage, its such a visual tool and showcases trends, styles and inspo.
Depending on what my mood is I’m usually thinking how can I make this as WEIRD as possible! Then its more like, what colours are going to sit well together, how can I challenge the viewers thinking, what’s something they’ve never seen before.
Where do you source your materials ?
I was collecting heaps of vintage books ranging from photography to topic books although I haven’t done that in a few years, I’ve been focusing more on using my own photos which I take on SLR or point and shoot cameras.
Collage art seems to be a rising art method, what is your next creative move? got any shows? where can people by your art ? I’m planning to do a show with a friend soon in a local space around Mullumbimby.
What do you most miss when you are not home? My garden
Words of advice to high school you? Keep having fun
What is in your recent google history?
Thai Lucy. Benefits of CBD and THC oils. how to propagate a cardinal creeper.
1. Horsing around
Finish this sentence…. you don't want to see me when …. I wake up with my hair looking like John Farnham in his prime.