Los sueños de madera de Beth Myrick

29 December 2016 Texto: Mind The Gap.

{english below} Beth Myrick creció y se crió en Carolina del norte, la mayor parte del tiempo, porque su padre era militar y viajaban bastante. El proceso que sigue consiste en crear varias plantillas de chapón para las distintas capas, pintar encima con spray, cortarlo con una segueta y darle un acabado de pintura. Según nos cuenta, ahora está intentando introducir nuevos materiales en su obra, como el metal.

Dice que lo más complicado que ha hecho es seguir adelante cada día, a pesar de la frustración con la que a veces se encuentra un artista. En cuanto a la inspiración, le llega de todo lo que lee, las charlas desenfadadas con sus amigos, sus amigos raros y los animales extraños que se encuentra en Internet. Y su manera de desconectar después de un día duro de trabajo es tomar una cerveza en su bar preferido. Con unos nachos, por supuesto, su comida favorita.

 

 

English:

BETH MYRICK

Beth Myrick was born and mostly raised in North Carolina, but her family moved around a bunch because her dad was in the military. She has been successfully making and selling art in Portland, Oregon for a little over 13 years. She makes strange and what some people call whimsical creatures using plywood, layers of stencils and spray paint.

Her process is: She draw it out, cut various stencils for all of the layers, spray it onto wood, cut it out using a jigsaw, paint, layer and basically just keep messing with it until I like it. Or put it away for months before touching it again, as she says. She tell us that is currently learning new ways to integrate different materials into her work to get metal pieces.

The hardest thing she has done, she explains, is “to keep going, despite all odds and frustration. Shutting that little voice off in the back of my head that says, “this sucks!” can be difficult sometimes. But I just take a breather, drink a beer and keep going”.

To develop her ideas she is inspire by everything from books, to drunken conversations, weird friends, and creepy animals she see on the internet. Her favourite way to get away from the routine after a busy day working is with a cold beer in her favourite dive bar, with friends. And nachos.

 

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