10 Questions with Christina Wolfe
-written by Nat Richmond
When were you introduced to Art? And, what impression did it leave on you?
Creativity came naturally to me as a young child. I would spend my free time creating. I was the kid who refused to color inside the lines. When I was creating, time flew by and I was in my happy place. From a young age I enjoyed creating due to the amount of freedom. I was in charge of all the choices. It was inspiring!
What's a work that has left a lasting impression on you?
I enjoy Mark Rothko's Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), Martin Puryer's Big Bling, and Nick Cave's Sound Suits.
What's one word you would use to describe your Art? And Why?
Symbolism. I enjoy breaking things down into simple elements to create a sense of ambiguity.
How do you feel that your works affect others?
It is my hope that viewers are thinking about my art the next day...trying to understand its meaning.
What is your opinion on the rise of A.I. generated Art?
I think it can be a helpful tool. I don't see it ever replacing the artist. As humans we value connection, collaboration and spontaneity too much to let it go.
Should Art have a limit or boundary? Why?
Art should have no limits or boundaries other than to not cause harm to another. Art is powerful and can be used to transform lives and bring awareness to big ideas.
How would you like to evolve over the next 10 years?
I predict that my work will evolve to be more cohesive with a focus on an intentional body of work focusing on one subject that is represented by various mediums including metal, ceramics, paintings, sketches and installation art.
How does your Art contribute to the human experience?
My art invites the viewer to see things from my unique perspective, to peek inside my artist's mind for a time. It poses the question "what if."
Are there any songs that inspire the creator in you?
My music tastes vary greatly. For studio work time I like high energy music that supports my creative energy. For sketching I prefer mellow music. Here are a few from my playlist. Rose Pink Cadillac by Dope Lemon & Two Thousand Seventeen by Four Tet.
Any final thoughts?
Artist's enjoy the freedom to investigate with a variety of mediums. It is the intent and approach to creating that remains constant. I am a sculptor who does mural art, who teaches photography and who prefers pencil sketching....... As long as you are creating you are honoring your unique talents. My favorite quote- "Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ” Pablo Picasso