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I had an interview with Cathy Cullis who is a visual artist working in London England who describes herself as a Artist, Poet and a Mother. I have been enjoying Cathy's work for years and have often gone to her blog and Flickr page to catch up on her new experiments. I always leave refreshed and inspired after spending time with her work. I especially appreciate the way she moves back and forth between different mediums to find new and playful ways of creating her very personal and enchanted world.
Here are the questions and answers we would like to share with you;
Cathy what was an the early experience from your youth that you can look back on and see you were already becoming an artist?
I was a complex little girl, with so many deep, dark, imaginative ideas that wanted to be words no, pictures yes, a song yes, no words. I loved the tactile possibilities of making things, whether it was inventing tiny gardens using sprigs of weeds and a foil carton, or drawing in chalk on the pavement, or making up a play with friends. This was my way of surviving a very difficult childhood - always to be busy creating my own alternatives.
What are some of the things that keep you inspired as a working artist?
Do your ideas develop in the midst of your process or do you come to the drawing table with a good idea you're are going after?
What would you say is at the core of your content as a visual artist?
What other contemporary artists working today are you looking to?
What do you hope that your creations will do for the people that live with them?
I hope they provoke a dialogue of thought, story and intrigue. It is interesting to me that people will write and say they look at a piece often and see something new, or will consider a face within as a certain person in their lives, for example. This kind of ongoing relationship with the artwork is all I could ever ask for.