Sunday, February 2, 2014

Artist statement

Hey there,

I do not consider myself an artist. Sure, I like to make photo collages, redecorate my apartment and paint every once in a while, but I don't think I'm exceptionally good at it. I have not found my voice just yet, but I am excited to explore my capabilities and limits in this class.

My name is Isabel and I currently live in Flatbush, Brooklyn. But I am not a complete native of this country, in fact, I grew up in Oldenburg, Germany and moved to New York City when I was fresh out of high school. I have family in New York City which means it wasn't entirely unfamiliar but moving away from my home town, my home country, was still a step into the unknown.

My main inspiration when making media is exploring the unknown. I love to travel and experience new cultures. I guess that was the main reason I left Germany and started college in a different country. I like to be set outside of my comfort zone, placed into a new city or country. All I need is a map and a camera, maybe a travel journal and I'm happy. Diving into the unknown is scary and nerve wrecking at times but the experiences one can learn from it, are irreplaceable. I am hoping to create media that expresses my wanderlust.

Peace and Love, Isabel