thehandandtheart

handmade goodies by gracie ct

Oakland, California · 559 Sales

thehandandtheart

handmade goodies by gracie ct

Oakland, California 559 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Gracie Currier-Tait

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Gracie Currier-Tait

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printmaker / cat enthusiast / human

I enjoy: bike rides, my accordion, kitties, anatomy, vietnamese coffee, studio ghibli, feminism, oddities, botanicals, being tall, punk rock, mother moon, donuts, being naked, succulents, eating things with chopsticks, rose oil, demonology, the smell of old books, thai tea, roller skates, embroidery, encroaching on your personal space, etc etc


Artist’s Statement: Early on, my drive for creative endeavors was apparent, and has only grown stronger. My creative spark began as a young child with drawing - 6am every morning before the rest of the house would be awake - with cartoons on. I later fell in love with photography, and eventually my outlets expanded to many different mediums over time. (Currently I'm completely head over heels for printmaking.)

It wasn't until I experienced a sort of "self enlightenment" that I truly began to understand myself as an artist. Interestingly enough, I realized my aesthetics for art have always been the same - growing up, I was fascinated with oddities, insects, anatomy, etc. I had an eye for the dark and mysterious. (I've always worn a lot of black) My taste in photographic influence was the same- Francesca Woodman, Sally Mann and Diane Arbus. The majority of my influences growing up were, and continue to be, women. I started getting into punk rock in middle school. Listening to music has always been an vital part of my artistic process, so I can imagine my musical aesthetic has something to do with my visual manifestations. Lately I've been increasingly interested in the moon. I am also interested in the power of images, and iconoclasm. I often find myself contemplating the poetic and the prosaic, indifference and desire, mystery and imagination. Language is sometimes a component expressed in my work.

When my energies cannot easily be put into words, they are rather displayed through the visual.

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    printmaker / cat enthusiast / human currently living in the bay area

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