As a artist and illustrator, how was it directing a short film? What was more challenging than expected?
One of my goals this year is to focus more in videos and ways to push that, so I was happy to take this project on as a creative challenge. You very quickly realize why there are typically teams of people executing films/videos. There are so many little details to remember from having enough batteries, to sound to troubleshooting and fixing equipment on the spot.
How did you get your subjects to be vulnerable and open up?
As both of my subjects are people, artists I'm friends with and have known for a while that definitely helped.
Why is it important to understand motivation and the depth behind art?
In general people have a romanticized idea of how artwork is created and valued, which can miss the hard work, effort and continuous strugglers behind the scenes.
As an artist, were you inspired and moved by what Timothy and Sougwen had to say?
I could totally relate and at the same time it was/is really nice to hear another perspective of being an artist and about that moment of creation.
When you feel creatively drained, what do you do? How do you stay fresh?
It’s like a WAVE! When you're on the high wave you keep going with it, saying yes and exploring. When the wave comes down and your at a creative low point, you take advantage of it and lean into it - Me personally, I will use that time as a space to go travel, see friends, be domestic, watch TV etc.