We recently sat down with our May 2017 artist, Sierramatice Karras.
Sean: How do you explain your artistic style? What medium/tools do you work with?
Sie-ce: I make plushies sewn by hand out of fleece and felt. Most of the patterns are my own designs.
Sean: From what/where to you draw artistic inspiration?
Sie-ce: I draw a lot of inspiration from nature as well as from mythology.
Sean: How do you definte "artist"? Have you always considered yourself an artist? Was there a specific time or moment that you began to define yourself as such?
Sie-ce: I think I have always considered myself to be an artist. I grew up surrounded by art. I would define an artist as anyone who is creative and dedicated to their art.
Sean: How often do you work artistically? How do you make space and time for creating works?
Sie-ce: I sew as often as I can around my class and work schedules. Sewing is a relaxing break for me.
Sean: Briefly describe your life - outside of artistic creation - hobbies, work, family, etc.
Sie-ce: Outside of my sewing I am very busy with classes at the University of Washington and work. I try to spend lots of time with my friends and family.
Sean: Please tell us your connection with Seven Market & Cafe or why you decided to show your work there.
Sie-ce: I work at the cafe and was very excited when Seri asked my if I would like to put my work up as an artist of the month!
Sean: How can we follow your artistic journey?
Sie-ce: I can be contacted via email - email@example.com or you can follow my journey on instagram @space.scultone.