Cheryl Humphreys | Studio Visit
Los Angeles, CA
Tell us a little bit about what you're doing in your work now.
I am continuing exploration of my Bring Into Being series where I experiment with surrender vs. control of my mediums; responding to organic ink forms with the meticulous process of blind embossing to create abstract landscapes that transcend the two dimensional.
I have also started a new series: A Collection of Vices, a body of work that explores the tension created when our dark secrets are portrayed in a visually pure way. This series has also lead to using neon as a medium; a new and exciting challenge.
When do you make your best work?
After midnight. This is when I feel the most alone and am free to get weird without interruption
Which is your favorite quote?
"The only rule is work" - Sister Corita
What is your favorite color?
What is your biggest demon?
What is your happy place?
What would you create for a lover?
A visual love note everyday
Who is your favorite artist?
Why do you make art?
It's the way to communicate that comes easiest to me
What inspires you?
My surroundings, my friends, good story tellers, travel, hip hop, disco, old books, new books, my boyfriend & best friend Mike, minimalism, Big Sur, fashion week, afternoon naps
Where are you from and where do you live now?
Born in New York, raised in Baltimore, live & work in LA
What is something people would be surprised to discover about you?
I am kind of messy
What is your hero?