Justina Effler's Profile
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My name is Justina Effler. I received a degree in Studio Art from St. Olaf College, though I must say my mother was my first and most influential art teacher. She taught me how to hold a paintbrush and shade in shapes, but most importantly she taught me that the things I put on paper don’t necessarily have to “make sense.” On one occasion I remember running up to her and asking “what should I draw?” And without batting an eye she told me to draw a pickle princess with her pet parrot living in a green pea tower.
My mother's lessons have remained with me and I find great joy in taking the ordinary and making it just a bit, or sometimes more than a bit, extraordinary. I often do this by simplifying my subject matter while at the same time playing with color, texture, and pattern to…
- Born on November 3
- Joined September 14, 2011