A flower nymph with a make up palette and sewing machine, from Cleveland, Ohio, USA @horsekid
What was the situation in which this photo was taken?
I was on an evening walk in April, and I found a patch of Daffodils by some train tracks. I picked one and took this picture to celebrate spring.
Could you tell us something about what you do?
I am a multimedia artist working in garments, accessories, make up, and photography.
How did you first become interested in multimedia and making stuff?
I have been sewing with my grandmother since the age of 4, and as my interest in transformation has grown, so has my skill set.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I can be whatever I want, if I work hard enough.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently, I am designing my website, which includes my portfolio, and a store for my first ready to wear collection of accessories, entitled BRAT.
What are the challenges in what you do, and how do you overcome them?
I am my only employee. Everything. My website, my stock, my make up, my photography, it is all me. I take pride in this, but it can often slow the process and present me with the challenge of learning completely new skills, but that is what I love.
Could you describe your personal style?
Dionysus in a leather bar.
What is your present state of mind?
I have always been very transparent when it comes to my struggles with depression and anxiety. I use my practice as a tool to not only transform my body, physically, but also grapple with my internal monologue. My art births hope, and forces me to keep fighting.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Some of my favorite artists include: Mykki Blanco, Aphex twin, Grace Jones, Queen, Trust, Gary Numan, Depeche mode, and David Bowie.
Which artists or designers inspire you?
Some of my favorite designers are: Meadham Kirchoff, Dries Van Noten, Dilara Findikoglu, Hood By Air, and MM6
What is the purpose of art, in your view?
To live deliberately is art.
How do you spend your free time?
I go for a walk and take a bath every day. Being alone is very important to me and I find that my best ideas come to me in solitary moments.