Today we’d like to introduce you to Artie Terra.
Hi Artie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I am the creator of Super Apple Pie. I’ve always known I was an artist and even went to school for special effects make-up thinking that was my creative outlet. After moving to Los Angeles (11 years ago), I quickly realized that wasn’t for me. I found a place in the cannabis industry where I got to learn about the science of cannabis and the start-up of new businesses. However, I still had this urge to create art and it really wasn’t until the pandemic that I really started to find myself. Once I found my medium everything clicked. I knew that from that point forward, I am Super Apple Pie: A Body-Positive Fantasy. A place to inspire equality. Let’s change the world together.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Marketing is my biggest learning curve. I’m an introvert at heart. So making sure I have time for myself as well as making sure I socialize to market my art is a juggling act. I’m still working on how to find the right balance that works for me.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
My artwork is a statement on body positivity, love and equality. We as a society, have such a fear of the human body and I wanted to expose that and cover it in glitter. Every piece of my art is my favorite! That moment an idea is out of my head and on paper or cast in resin is when it all comes together; that’s my favorite part about being an artist.
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
That’s a tough question, I’m really shy and I imagine that most people wouldn’t think a woman who makes penis lamps would be so self-conscious. But part of the honesty of my work , is that it makes people feel shy/awkward and I feel shy talking to people. So it kinda levels the playing field.
- Small pieces $10.00
- Hand painted postcards $20.00
- Medium framed works $200.00
- Lamps $200.00
- Large framed artwork $300.00
- Email: Superapplepieart@gmail.com
- Website: www.etsy.com/shop/SuperApplePie
- Instagram: @superapplepie and @superapplepiegallery
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/superapplepiegallery/
All photos were taken by Michael Schmidt