Do all artists dress in black?
Well yes, a lot do. It’s kind of a minimal thing, a simple uniform: focus on the lines, form and certainly the work. And while I do love black, I’m not cut of that cloth.
For me it’s quite natural that the same impulses that drive me to create art would influence how I live my life in all the big and little details, including what I chose to wear. Frida Kahlo is a wonderful example of an artist whose life and work are seamless. With her traditional Tehuanan dress and braided floral updo and ethnic jewelry, she was the living embodiment of her paintings. While I’m not wearing a monkey or parrot on my shoulder, I still delight in my floral and sea inspired outfits and the vintage talismans I wear for jewelry. It keeps me connected to my source of inspiration.