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5 Questions with our Resident Artists: KARINE P. ELLIOTT


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Photo by Ruth Alraei

WHAT IS YOUR RULE TO CREATE?


"all creation needs a catalyst whether you call it heart, soul, tension, fascination or psychedelics."


WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE OF MOTIVATION FOR CREATING?


I have a need to formulate ideas on order and meaning through icons and images. I think it comes from the fact that I am a deeply visual person. Designing answers this need and in its process brings me purpose and clarity.


WHY IS DESIGN IMPORTANT TO YOU?


It is the most intentional way I found to communicate with people. The format drags cleverness and authenticity out of you, it can be precise and vague.



IF YOU COULD SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR PAST SELF FROM A YEAR AGO, WHAT WOULD IT BE?


Don't invest in crypto :(


IF YOU COULD SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR FUTURE SELF FROM A YEAR LATER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?


Run from complacency and learn to get pass moments of discomfort.


WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU FEEL YOU FACE AS AN ARTIST?


Proximity with my work. I find it very hard to have an accurate perspective on it. This distorted perception comes with lots of doubts and anxiety.


Find more of Karine P. Elliott's work on Instagram.



Interview and Art Direction by Saska Akopian