Today we’d like to introduce you to Betsy Enzensberger.
Betsy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Over ten years ago, I visited a local resin shop, asked a million questions. The rest is history. I was hooked on this mystery material. It’s vastly different than any other medium I had ever used; It’s notoriously difficult to work with, toxic and messy, yet also beautiful and seemingly delicious.
Have you ever seen cured resin? It looks like candy. Often times I hang out in my studio and pick resin drips off my work table. I examine them closely and continuously resist the urge to lick them. This is why I began making the melting treats. The sweet, sticky, child-like lure of these treats, paired with the frustration of dropped or melting pops practically beg to be rescued and consumed.
My work ranges from life-sized, colorful confections to larger-than-life sculptures.
This year, I traveled around the world to introduce my sculptures to lots of new people – From Los Angeles to Hong Kong, Stockholm, and Australia. In January, my work will be in Los Angeles at the LA Art Show (Jan 23-27) as well as a solo show at Fabrik Project in Culver City (Jan 5-Feb 16).
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Of course not! If it wasn’t challenging, it wouldn’t be worth it.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
I’m a resin sculptor, best known for creating large, melting confections – Popsicles, Lollipops and Ice Cream. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and can never be exactly replicated.
Because many artists have ideas yet do not actually create their own work, I’m most proud of the hard labor that I put into each and every piece. I enjoy the blood, sweat and tears…
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I’ve worked really hard for all the good things that have happened to me. Is that luck? Probably not. Is it bad luck when I get injured in the studio? I doubt it. Life has its ups and downs. I just roll with it.