GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: MARY LARSON OF SELKIESCRIBBLES

A Humble meme farmer tending to my crops.

How old are you?
29!

What is the primary medium you work in?
Digital, but I like to experiment with different mediums

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Gouache

What is one medium that you would love to learn?
Wood block printing

What is your favorite subject matter?
Sea life!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what are the three art supply items that you would have with you?
iPad, gouache paint and an endless supply of paper.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
I’ve been creating some art as far as I can remember, whether that was drawing over couches with marker (sorry aunt sue!) or doodling in class, I’ve always been creating and have been lucky enough to continue to create.

Who or what are your biggest artistic influences?
Brittney Lee

What piece of art do you most closely identify with?
That is a hard question, any that sparks my imagination or wonder.

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
Keep creating! Create the things YOU want to see.

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
I would love to publish my own graphic novel.

What would you do if you were only two inches tall? 
Go on epic adventures! Find the fairies that hide in my potted plants or search in fish tanks for friendly mini-mers.

If you could shrink any piece of art to carry around in your pocket with you, what would it be and why? 
“lily lily carnation rose” by Tate Britain. The colors and the mood created is awe-inspiring to me!

Can you tell us about the pieces you created for this gallery? 
I created tiny little “aquariums” filled with even tinier mermaids!

Are there any messages that you’re aiming to convey with the art you created for this gallery? 
Even the tiniest of things can go on big adventures!

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around the theme of this gallery? 
Sitting down and cutting out all the tiny pieces, losing them and finding them eventually stuck to me or my dog Ragu!

Would you rather have the ability to shrink very small or become a giant? 
Very small!

Is this the smallest piece of artwork that you’ve ever created? 
I can say it is! I kept losing track of pieces I cut out and trying to get the tiny pieces of paper glued down was a constant battle! These might not be impressive to others but I learned a lot from creating these tiny pieces and hope to create bigger paper art.

Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before? 
Yes!


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