About The Muse A-Fairian Interviews: 23 inspired people will be hosting a collaborative show, sale, engage, and inspire event Dec 3 and 4 at WCT Pavillion Theatre, Kamloops, BC. And I’m honoured to interview some of these muses here!
An invite to Chelsea-Mae was all she needed, no questions asked! Here’s what she has to say!
I remember when I was three and I painted my partially blind puppy bright blue. I knew right then and there that I wanted to spread beauty all over the world. And I haven’t loosened my grip on that dream ever since.
Now, two months from finishing my university degree, with a Major in English and Minor (such a wrong word for something I’m sooo passionate about) in Fine Arts, I feel charged and equipped to “make it”, at least some part of my life, as an artist.
I LOVE making art to suit people’s needs! I am a ceramicist, a painter, a sculptor, and a photographer. I love paper arts, and silk screening, creative writing, and drama.
Currently, I’ve been exploring the idea of culture left in stone, of ceramic artefacts speaking to an era’s sense of values. In my era, in this country (and more specifically this province) I wanted to combine high art with the love of smoking B.C. and our “B.C. bud” is known for. And as my sensibility is often abstract, liking complicated things, I pushed the limits of my clay working abilities to make these intricate, bulbous, hilarious, and figurative looking shapes, which ironically you can smoke out of!
As you can guess I have heard and seen a wide variety of commentary on the work that I’m doing, and rather than intimidate or make me feel awkward about this touchy subject matter that is so engrained in our culture, I welcome the conversation and the controversy. That’s what art is all about: visually stating what you think matters.
I have also recently pushed myself into creating custom works (such as portraits or particular ceramic dishes), and collaborating with someone else’s idea to make real what they’ve been seeing in their imagination. Nothing so far in life has given me greater pleasure than watching someone joyfully use a piece of my artwork!
So if YOU have an idea for a gift, or a need for your house, and would like to support a local artist in its making, I would LOVE to collaborate in your creation!! As well as being found on Face book at ‘Chelsea Mae’D’ I can be reached through email at Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org .
I look forward to seeing you at the Muse A-Fair… and be sure to bring your splendiferous imaginations!