Occupation: Freelance Multimedia Artist
Age: I know how to act like an adult…I think?
Lifestyle: I would probably have to say my lifestyle is fairly free spirited and spontaneous!
What’s a typical day like for you? There is no typical day! One day I could be tattooing works of art on skin, another I could be working on a commissioned oil painting on canvas, the next doing make-up and hair styling for a Scottish-Jewish-Gay wedding! Or, perhaps a day off at The Beach? Who knows!
What in your life is really important to you? I know it’s cliche’d, but my friends and family. They support me and encourage me. They keep me going and make it all worth it. Also my two fantastic cats, Ralph & Paul.Freedom. Pizza. Cooking in general actually, but definitely pizza. Even better, freedom pizza.
…and of course, the ability to create art!
What would you like to be remembered for? Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be a famous artist like Picasso or Dali (both favourites and super inspirational to me) where they were able to be recognized for their talents *within* their lifetime and thereafter. I wanted to be just like them, building a career out of their passion. It would be pretty amazing to be remembered for my art once I’m gone.
What role does fashion play in your life? Fashion has always been a part of who I am. Throughout the years I have enjoyed being a sort of chameleon with all the different styles, expressing my moods through clothing/hair/makeup from day to day.
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective? I love the unique array of styles, colours, the friendly service and don’t forget they support independent local designers!
What do you have that you want to promote?
Inspired by scenes from the cult classic film, The Shining, I have created 7 multimedia works of art. All pieces are done on an old Ikea desk or dresser panel – reused and repurposed using oil & acrylic paints, Col-erase pencils, graphite, pyrography (wood burning), carving/sanding (rotary/Dremel), collage, and more!
It was a four month project with countless hours of work involved.
6 out of 7 pieces are still on display at Cardinal Rule restaurant at 5 Roncesvalles Ave until the end of June.
Prints as well as the original pieces are available for purchase in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SquidworxMedia
Is there anything else we should know about you? I also have been doing quality custom tattoos in all styles for the past ten years under the name Squid Inx Tattoos. I work out of a private, by appointment only studio – you can book and view photo galleries by visiting www.SquidInxTattoos.com.
Where can people find you on social media?https://www.facebook.com/SquidworxMedia