Today we’d like to introduce you to Corinne Carrey.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a native Angeleno that has always been inspired by cultures and experiences. Since 6th grade the first and well rooted culture I was fixated on was Ancient Egypt. The use of gold, black, mysticism and hieroglyphics opened up my imagination. Then in my early 20’s I set out to explore and ended up calling Indonesia my second home. Working with local artisans I learned that skilled patience and attention to detail embody their practice. I also realized how important quality materials are to the integrity of the piece and the natural environment surrounding us. It was hard to see the massive amount of pollution and waste produced to keep up with western demands. Therefore, I decided to take a firm stance on quality and responsible production in artwork and jewelry.
Please tell us about your art.
Art Deco is a wonderful era that is too often put in a generic nutshell of chevron patterns. If you spend time looking at a piece you can see how thoughtfully it was designed and balanced with the use of quality materials. I am inspired by Viennese art at the turn of the 19th century, symmetrical Art Deco, it’s revitalization and transformation in the 80’s and of course Ancient Egypt. There is a small thin gold thread that runs along these time periods that to me is a perfect balance. Through my art I try to give a nod to all these periods while creating a new sense of Art Deco revitalization!
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
My advice would be to keep creating. Don’t stop. It’s the process of exploring each idea that allow opportunities to arise that give further motivation and inspiration. I didn’t go to art school out of high school, however I am enrolled this summer to learn more. You can be self-taught but sometimes it could be more fruitful if you have a mentor or structured discipline to refine your techniques. Most important thing is to stay true to what you want to create and don’t stop exploring.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I mostly work off commissioned pieces. If anyone is interested in having an exclusive artwork for their home or office they can reach out anytime. People can also check out my website or Instagram to find out more about available artworks. Or keep your eyes open for a few more murals popping up around Los Angeles.
- Website: www.corinnecarrey.com
- Instagram: @corinnecarrey
Photos by Corinne Carrey