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Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a state government attorney living in Virginia with my boyfriend and 3 cats. My interests include interior design, horror movies, and staying active by playing pickleball and kayaking.
You recently acquired "Green Tangle" by Hanna Washburn. Have you purchased artworks before this?
"Green Tangle" by Hanna Washburn
I'm actually a bit obsessed with collecting art...! I got into it a couple of years ago and I just love having artwork around my house.
I mostly use Instagram to discover and buy art. It can be intimidating to go to galleries and inquire about purchasing artwork so if I see something that interests me, I usually just send DMs to artists on Instagram and ask about their available work. It can be awkward sometimes if they don't reply back or you find out the prices are way out of your budget, but I also like using online platforms including Curina.
Where did your passion for art come from?
I’ve always painted and drawn as a hobby. During the pandemic, I became interested in fiber art, using a punch needle and latch hook has been so much fun.
What does "art" mean for you?
I think of art as a "feeling." I love walking into a room and having a piece brings out some sort of emotions in me For me, it's more about how the art makes me feel than what it looks like.
What kind of emotion does Hannah Washburn's piece bring out?
It just makes me so happy! The colors are so bright and positive. The shape is so absurd and everyone who sees it asks me, "What is that? it looks like an alien!" I get such a cheerful feeling when looking at it.
How would you describe your art taste in 3 words?
Sculptural, tactile, unique shapes.
I like sculptures and things that I can touch and feel the textures as opposed to prints and paintings. I like puffy, chubby, chunky things with fun, unique colors so Hanna Washburn's piece was just perfect for me.
What was your experience like using Curina?
It was super easy! I liked being able to explore all of the available artists and browsing artworks of different mediums. I also liked having the artwork delivered right at my doorstep without having to go to galleries.
Any words of advice for new collectors?
If you're going to make an investment in art, pick a piece that makes you happy and something that evokes a good feeling every time you see it.