Artist Interview: ColBé JAM
What are your earliest memories related to art?
My earliest memories of art were of my mother doodling at the kitchen table. While looking over bills that needed to be payed, she’d doodle on them and pray. It was therapeutic for her.
How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?
It started out as doodling. I started to wonder how to draw like older people. I was always told that I have to learn myself.
What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?
It took a long time and I’m still finding my voice.
What is your process like?
My process may change depending on the work. When it actually feels like work (meeting deadlines) everything is handled meticulously. I also enjoy those day as well, but when your just going with the flow… the work that is produced… AWESOME.
I just realized while thinking of what to say that. I guess I like the feelings of leaving something behind.
Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?
I’m never sure of how to tell people about art and what it means to me. I simply say that I love the feeling of creating. It doesn’t have to make money it just has to speak.
What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?
Oh control, who can say that it is or was under control. I’m still knew to this so maybe it’s just me. In my opinion the best work is done when you get a little out of control.
Where do you see your work going from here?
Well my dream is to one day witness the discussion of my piece and hear that it really speaks to them. That it speaks to a group of people in a different way.
ART CAN LOVE YOU AND NOT WANT ANYTHING BACK LOL