Sunday, June 22, 2008

Weekly Featured Artist 6/22-6/28

Q: Tell us a little about yourself…
I am an artist, working in multiple disciplines such as theater as an actress-director-playwright-choreographer, as a sculptor and a glass artist, costume and mask designer and model maker. I am involved in every facet of production for my theater company “TeatroNuestro” of which I am President.
I studied acting in my native Chile, Photography in Munich, Germany, Music Theater and Dance at “Steps” in New York and Jazz at Broadway Dance Center.
As a playwright my work has been performed in Pappenheim, Germany, at Florida International University in Miami as well as at the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where I wrote, choreographed and acted in an international collaborative piece with Chile.
My unique designs reflect my multicultural background, attention to detail and the craftsmanship derived from my costume and theater work.

Q: How long have you been doing this?
I have been involved in art as far as I can remember. We used to live in the most remote area of the continent, the southernmost tip of Chile, facing the South Pole! So we had long winter nights and I think that drove me to explore inside of me and express all my dreams through art.

Q: Who/What inspires you?
Everything that it is and I have around me. Nature, dreams, my lovely husband and daughter who are incredibly patient with my craziness, good and bad moments (which I chose to turn into art instead of depressionJ), music, magazines, books, stories I hear, etc, etc.

Q: What’s your favorite piece?
The one I am working on of course, all the time. I get very excited about new discoveries, techniques and materials as I create. Of the current purses on the shop I really like Rosebud [featured below] for its elegance and vintage feel. I also love my lapis lazuli pieces [featured below] and my casual, happy floppy bags!

Q: If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be & why?
Kandinsky for sure. He had an incredibly beautiful vision working in the hardest of times. I would love to have one of his paintings! LOL! I used to stare for hours at his work when I lived in Germany or went to visit the Pompidou.

Q: If Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter dueled, who would win? Why?
Harry of course, Lukewarm had some potential but then it just fizzled out and became plain boring, losing focus. Harry has the passion.


lolo said...

Holly,Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be featured on your lovely blog.. :-)

Carol Dean said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful interview with one of my favorite Etsy BeadWeavers. Lolo is such a joy to be on the same team with. She is so talented, patient, and lovely. Thanks again!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

This post was so informative and allowed me to see another side of a fellow member of Etsy Beadweavers.

thebeadedlily said...

What a lovely interview!

Anna said...

Wonderful post! I learned much more about Lolo!

MyFairLadyVT4 said...

I love that rose bag. Nice article.

retrothreads said...

Wonderful interview !

Smadar's Treasure said...

Lolo is one of my favorite artists!
Thanks for posting this interview :)


Regal Beads said...

what a great feature! :)


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