Men-fish, whale-vase, suicide penguins in cone... There are no rules where imagination reigns.
Let's interview her:
What is your first artistic memory?
My grandma comes from a little village up in the mountains in Switzerland that is famous for its woodcarvings. As a kid I always wanted to become a woodcarver and live in that village with my grandmother. I don’t remember from whom, but one day I got a woodcarving starter set for kids as a birthday present. Offcourse it was more difficult then I assumed and after a few tries on a wooden block i just gave up. But I kept on calling that wooden block with a few bruise a cow. Conclusion: i fit doesn’t look like a cow, then its probably not a cow....but who cares?!
If you were not an artist, what would you like to be?
A sailor. But I’m seasick. So there goes my backup plan!
What are your main influences?
Mostly the amount of coffee i had. But aside this, the process of searching and looking through galleries in the Internet has a huge impact. All sorts of things influence my work. It can be a holiday picture of a stranger as much as a famous painting.
How is it possible to live of art?
Its not. I work in a jazz club on the side. But mostly, because I have no intent to live only off my art. That sounds kind of boring.
When will you do a self-portrait?
Maybe next time I eat pancakes with strawberries for breakfast.
What is your craziest work?
The ones I never finished.
What is the most boring work you've accepted?
Usually as more specific a client is about the idea he wants to get realised… well as more boring it gets. When you already know exactly what you will create in the end then there is no space for surprises. That can become hell of a boring job.
But on the other hand there are the clients who are brave and want to go crazy, even if they are specific in what they want, its still fun to work on such a commission.
What do you think about hair ironing?
I would not use them on my hair. But I have one to iron t-shirts when I’m in a hurry.
Thank you for your artwork Julia!
Know more about Julia: www.julia-geiser.ch