Francesca Gavin contends that the works of today’s street artists are meant to jolt those passing by into an active reality, to turn a passive experience into a conversation, a situation, a happening in which thought is not simply a possible inevitability but a demand of the artist.
“Many of my favorite trees in Los Angeles came from somewhere else. Also something about that city makes you feel like people aren’t supposed to live there.”
“I have a troubled relationship with lyrics.”
Artist Jane South discusses how her large-scale, wall-mounted constructions explore the "phenomenological experience of architecture."
“Perfection and music are not necessarily related, I do not wish for the music to be perfect but to move the listener in some way.”
“I love poetry, but I can’t stand literariness, if that makes any sense. I think that is what drew me to music and away from writing.”
“The music I make is primarily based around me sitting in front of a computer tweaking things until my computer decides it doesn’t want to work anymore and crashes…That makes for a pretty dull live show.”
“I am ready to spend weeks on one song until I finally get as close as possible to that vision. Yet, my ways of getting there are rather unpredictable.”
Ash LaRose is a Burlington, Vermont-based photographer whose images explore the beauty–and vulnerability–of young women.