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Studio Visit - BB Mantis

Studio Visit - BB Mantis

Studio Visit with BB Mantis

Deeply inspired by poetry and mythology, BB Mantis is an intuitive artist who allows her works to present themselves organically. Read on to her explore her studio.

Q.

Describe your work in three words...


A.

Out of the box. Whimsical.

Q.

Where do you draw inspiration from?


A.

Mythology and poetry.

 

BB Mantis says

“I let the pen flow and allow the pen to take a life of its own. I am a mere channel that holds the pen.”

Q.

Walk us through your creative process.

A.

I let the pen flow and allow the pen to take a life of its own. I am a mere channel that holds the pen. When I put the pen to paper I don’t have a clue as to what will appear on the paper.

In regards to my sculptures, the same principles apply. I don’t dictate to my pieces what they will turn out to be. They have a life of their own. I give them form, they give me the details and their expressions. We don’t fight. We flow together and we are both happy.

Q.

What art/artists are you inspired by/interested in?

A.

Modogliani and Egon Schiele.

About BB Mantis

Mantis’ intricate and reflective drawings are meditations on our relationship with life and the choices we make each day.

 

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About BB Mantis

BB Mantis is a visual artist born in Tehran now living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Her intricate and reflective drawings are meditations on our relationship with life and the choices we make each day. Heavily inspired by the Persian poet Rumi, his words coming to life through her imagery.

STATEMENT 

“The drunken realm of Hefez and Rumi’s poetry opened a whole new world to me. A world where my sketches come to life. Image within image, message within message. One sees layers upon layers of illusion come to the surface of one’s consciousness and then leave, just like life itself.” - BB Mantis