Tatiana from Female Alchemy was nice enough to chat to us about lips, Judy Chicago and graduating in 2019. Enjoy!
How would you describe your current work? Have you ever explored other styles/mediums of art?
My current work is inspired by the playful sensuality of lips and their ability to seduce and capture the viewer's attention. I like to keep it light and fun when it comes to my work, I'd like for the people who purchase my pieces to be able to own art but use it as well. As for other mediums, I have dabbled in almost everything, from photography, painting, collage, jewelry, to papier-mâché but at the end of the day my true love is ceramics.
Did you want to be an artist growing up? If not, what did you want to be?
Art has always been a big part of my childhood, my dad was an artist but it was not his career. I always had a passion for animals above all else so my first choice was to be a veterinarian but as I grew older I realized what that really meant and all the tragedy I would have to endure, so I decided to set that passion aside and follow my innate passion for art.
Who/What inspires your work currently?
Currently my biggest inspiration are all the female artists that have pushed boundaries and paved the way for young emerging female artists like myself. Judy Chicago will always be an inspiration to me no matter what work I'm making. Specifically, contemporary artists like, Ronit Baranga, Genesis Belanger, and Laura Bird inspire my work.
What are your favorite things to watch or search for on YouTube/Reddit/TV/Movies…?
I watch A LOT of Tv, simply because while I glaze or hand sculpt I like to have something playing in the background. If i'm not binging a new show I usually stick to my go to's which are Friends, The Office, and Sex and the City. But usually I'm just binging new Netflix originals or any recommendations by friends.
What do you have going on in 2019?
2019 I am graduating with a bachelor's in Fine Art! Finally! This year so far I've just been working on work for my thesis exhibition, and work for my shop. Once I graduate, I'll be taking a year off to focus on my business and finally creating my own studio.