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CONTRIBUTORS & TEAM EDITOR & PUBLISHER Emily Traver / Toronto, ON, Canada PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES & CONTRIBUTORS Elizabeth Brooke / Los Angeles, CA, USA / ebrookephotography.daportfolio.com + amethystmoons.tumblr.com J Caldwell / Durham, NC, USA / meowtaco.com Valerie Chiang / Raleigh, NC, USA / valeriechiang.net Nicoletta Cianci / London, England / nikydiary.tumblr.com Aleksandra Dargiewicz / Bialystok, Poland / facebook.com/dargiewiczphotography Holly Drummond / Glasgow, Scotland / hdcreativephotography.com + facebook.com/hdcreativephotography Aaron Feaver / Los Angeles, CA, USA / feaverishphotography.com Vikky Ivie / London, England / cargocollective.com/vikkyivie + facebook.com/vikkyiviephotography Cassidy Scanlon / Newport Beach, CA, USA / cassidyscanlon.com + bisousmonamour.blogspot.ca Jon Stars / Philadelphia, PA, USA / jonstars.com + jonstars.tumblr.com + facebook.com/jonstarsphotography Aimee Stoddart / Brisbane, Australia / aimeestoddart.carbonmade.com + facebook.com/aimeestoddartphotography Nuala Swan / Glasgow, Scotland / facebook.com/nualaswanphoto Martyna Włodarczyk / Kraków, Poland / violetmermaid.digartfolio.pl Jolie Zocchi / Lugano, Switzerland / joliesfoto.com + facebook.com/joliesfoto MUSIC, FASHION, AND ART FEATURES & INTERVIEWEES Kristina Magdalinskaya / Zhitomir, Ukraine / magdalinskaya.blogspot.ca + magdalinskaya.tumblr.com Zuzana Mezencevova / Bratislava, Slovakia / zuzanazen.blogspot.sk + facebook.com/zuzanaart Caitlin Taylor / Tauranga, New Zealand / misscaite.tumblr.com + facebook.com/caiteuk Peggy Pei-Chuan Tsai @ Pei G Tsai / London, England / notjustalabel.com/pei_g_tsai Caroline Whittington @ giantLION / Centreville, VA, USA / giantlion.bigcartel.com + shopgiantlion.blogspot.ca HAIR, MUA, STYLING, AND WARDROBE CREDITS Indre Jablonskaite (FOREST NYMPH) / facebook.com/indre.jablonskaite L’ecole des femmes (SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES) / lecoledesfemmes.com Hannah Ruth Sutherland (UPTOWN) / Aberdeen, Scotland / hannahruthmakeup.4ormat.com Jenna Tucker (SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES) / jennakristina.com ADVERTISE WITH GLACIER We currently have offers for free advertising in the upcoming issues of Glacier. Visit us at glaciermag.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and our Media Kit. JOIN THE TEAM We’re currently looking for full-time team members at Glacier! If you’re passionate about art of any form or the wonderful world of magazine publishing, visit us at glaciermag.com or email email@example.com for more details and position listings. BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR Visit us at glaciermag.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
FRONT COVER Nuala Swan / PAGE 002 Cassidy Scanlon / PAGE 004 Valerie Chiang
TABLE OF CONTENTS 003 Contributors & Team 005 Editor’s Letter .WAV (THE MUSIC) 028 Interview w. Runners .TXT (THE TALK) 036 Interview w. Caitlin Taylor .MDL (THE FASHION) Street Style: Winter in London Interview w. Caroline Whittington @ giantLION Interview w. Kristina Magdalinskaya Interview w. Peggy Pei-Chuan Tsai @ Pei G Tsai
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.JPG (THE PHOTOGRAPHY) Vikky Ivie // Frost Aaron Feaver // Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Aimee Stoddart // La Sylphide Featured: Elizabeth Brooke Jon Stars // Shelter
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Nuala Swan // Uptown J Caldwell // The Imaginary Home Cassidy Scanlon // Yin and Yang Holly Drummond // Save the Girl Featured: Valerie Chiang Martyna Włodarczyk // 6 Stories About a Woman Jolie Zocchi // Forest Nymph Aleksandra Dargiewicz // Splish, Splash
.AI (THE ART) 090 Interview w. Zuzana Mezencevova
EDITOR’S LETTER You, the person who actually reads the Letter from the Editor? Give yourself a pat on the back, because you’re awesome. Actually, if you ask me, anybody reading this issue of Glacier is awesome. Putting it together was a very different experience for myself, but it was incredibly rewarding and although I say this every time, I truly feel that this is the best issue yet. Before getting started on Holiday 2012, I sat back and thought for a minute. This issue would both mark Glacier’s second birthday (woo!) and wrap up our second volume (woo!). I wanted to figure out where exactly I was taking this, and that took a couple tough decisions. First of all, I decided to forgo my old fantasy of finding a supplier and turning Glacier into an exclusively print publication, in favour of keeping it primarily online and completely free for all readers. I will be trying some options with advertising, but don’t worry -- any ads found in the online issue will NOT appear in the print issues.
I also had to take a critical look at the content within the magazine. As any artists out there will know, that’s a lot harder than it sounds! In the end, I decided to mix up the content and focus on quality over quantity. All the past editorials we have featured are gorgeous, but I wanted to focus more on the specific look that Glacier repre-
sented in my own mind. So, while this issue took way more time and effort than any in the past, I can say that the new, overhauled publication in your hands (or on your monitor!) is the best I can give you. We’re priveledged to work with some amazing artists from around the world, and I hope the amount of care put into this issue reflects their talent. I’ve never been happier with Glacier; what a great way to go through the holidays and ring in the New Year! Happy Holidays and an amazing 2013. Much love, Emily
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FROST PHOTOGRAPHY Vikky Ivie of London, England MODEL Ella @ Select STYLING Olivia Wright
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES PHOTOGRAPHY Aaron Feaver @ Feaverish Photography of Los Angeles, CA, USA MODEL Shaun @ Next MUA & HAIR Jenna Tucker MUA ASSISTANT Rachael Vang
LA SYLPHIDE PHOTOGRAPHY Aimee Stoddart of Brisbane, Australia MODEL Iris @ Vivien’s Model Management MUA Bec Fiedler HAIR Skye Bridge
of Los Angeles, CA, USA
The brand-spanking new indie-electronic band to look out for from Columbus, OH, USA
GLACIER: How did it feel to finally have something to show for all the work that went into your EP? SCOTT: We’ve been sitting on these songs for so long that it was just really nice to finally let people listen to them. Sometime in June, I told my dear grandma that I’d have an EP for her on July 4th. I finally gave her one on Thanksgiving. Close enough.
GLACIER: You just released your self-titled EP in November. Can you describe the creative process behind these tracks? FRAN: The cool thing about this EP, and all of our songs, is that it’s truly collaborative. There’s not one single songwriter. We all have different ideas that usually morph into a song. One of us will come up with a hook or guitar riff, and someone else with start singing a melody over it. We are also selfproduced and we recorded 95% of the EP in our living room! If you listen really closely, you can hear all of the lovely Columbus cars passing by the window. We also worked closely with mixing engineer Steve Thomas, and he’s been a huge help on the whole project. KURT: We were one week away from booking a $5000 studio in New York to record our EP in June. We backed out last minute and opted to do it ourselves the old fashioned way! SCOTT: We ended up spending roughly $5000 less than we would have... job well done!
GLACIER: Is there any overarching concept to your EP? SCOTT: There’s no underlying concept, but we are very into utilizing the technological side of music in both our recordings and our live show. We are always trying to incorporate new techniques to keep it interesting for both us and the audience.
We chat with Fran, Kurt, Scott, Drew, and Bobby of Columbus-based band Runners about their debut EP, recording something worth being proud of, and making it in the industry.
GLACIER: Can you describe the music scene in your hometown? FRAN: Columbus has an incredible music scene! We have one of the only independent alternative radio stations left in the country, CD102.5, and they are extremely supportive when it comes to local music. KURT: There’s a huge variety of music, as well. Any given night of the week, you can go to a bar or gallery and there will be live music. It rocks. DREW: It’s cool, there’s so many genres. And everyone supports each other. Rock bands and hip-hop groups play on the same show all the time. GLACIER: How did the members of Runners eventually decide to form a band? FRAN: Three of us graduated school together a couple of years ago and had talked about forming a band. We found a sweet singer (Drew!) and an awesome drummer (Bobby!) and Runners came to be. SCOTT: I think we’d all like to drive around in a van for the rest of our lives, playing music. So we decided to do it together, in the same van...we really need to get to van. GLACIER: What do you think separates the bands who start with some great ideas and fizzle out before anything is ever recorded from the bands who stick it through? KURT: We didn’t want to play shows until we had something to give to people. We started pre-production on our EP months before we played our first show. We wanted to have plenty songs together and ready before we showed them to people. DREW: Setting goals and deadlines is really important for any band. You can have amazing, catchy songs, but get caught up in playing show after show and never record anything. We wanted to have EP’s to give people
“The cool thing about this EP, and all of our songs, is that it’s truly collaborative. There’s not one single songwriter.”
the first time they heard us. That kind of failed... but we had them ready by our 5th show! GLACIER: Do you think it’s important for a band to have a strong online presence? DREW: For sure. I think it’s the primary place that people look for new music nowadays. I dont know about you, but I’m constantly on the internet searching for new music. GLACIER: Has Runners always been set to have this indie-electronic sound, or had you experimented with other genres? FRAN: We set out with the indie-electronic vibe in mind. We obviously don’t let it hinder our writing. If we want to try something new, we will! DREW: We started out as a country band. SCOTT: We didn’t start out as a country band... KURT: What? GLACIER: Have you started thinking about Runners’ next project yet? What direction do you see it taking when compared to your EP?) KURT: We’ve actually already started writing and recording some new songs which have landed us a pretty cool opportunity. Stay tuned for the announcement! We’re really excited about it. SCOTT: We’re always recording and working out new ideas. We’ll hopefully have another EP out late spring! And also, look for some live acoustic videos in the near future! GLACIER: If you could choose any band to tour with, who would it be? FRAN: I would love to tour with Passion Pit...I think we have a fairly similar vibe and setup. And we’d get to watch their show every single night...so...! SCOTT: The Who...I think we have a fairly similar vibe and setup... KURT: My dream tour would be opening for Anathallo and Black Dahlia Murder. Unfortunately, Anathallo broke up and Black Dahlia Murder plays death metal and very very rarely tours with indie-pop groups. DREW: One Direction. So I can meet some of their groupies.... BOBBY: Justin Bieber. We’d get a private jet, right?
GLACIER: Any hopes for a tour in the near future? Canada would love to see you! FRAN: We would love to see Canada! Nothing is scheduled yet, but we are definitely working on it! ▲
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OPPOSITE PAGE Top & pants by Zara All accessories by Topshop
SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHY Jon Stars of Philadelphia, PA, USA MODEL Sierra @ MMA MUA Renee DiNella HAIR Daniella Maista STYLING Jordana Rabinowitz .JPG 033
THIS PAGE Sweater by Zara Metal bar necklace by Topshop Mixed crystal necklace by Iosselliani
THIS PAGE (TOP) Silk shirt w/ pearl collar by Zara All necklaces by Topshop THIS PAGE (BOTTOM) Sweater by Tory Burch Beaded shell by Zara Necklace by Lulu Frost for J. Crew
Glacier sits down with Caitlin Taylor to talk breaking into the elite fashion industry, working as a young artist, and getting that perfect photo.
GLACIER: What first interested you about the fashion industry? CAITLIN: I actually don’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in fashion. I’ve always been drawn to it. I like to think of myself as a creative soul and to me, fashion is just the most incredible form of art. I am fascinated by the
power it holds. GLACIER: How did you break into the fashion industry at such a young age? CAITLIN: Well, I guess I’d say that I am still working at breaking into the industry. This all started for me only a few months ago. Although I did okay at school, it was never really my thing. I left not long after getting my first set of qualifications, due to being diagnosed with an eating disorder. I went through a really rough patch and once I started trying to recover, I also started trying to figure out what it was that I should do with my life. Once I’d decided, that was that. I’ve been working towards this, every day since -- building my portfolios, promoting myself, building contacts, forming business
relationships, etc. I think the most important thing is that you have to really and truly believe in your potential. If you want others to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself first. GLACIER: Due to your age, did you meet any issues with being taken seriously? CAITLIN: I’ve definitely had a few disbelieving people, mainly those who don’t know me well or haven’t seen my work. I think once you’ve met me in person or talked to me in depth about my career it becomes clear how serious how I am about what I do. I have no problem recognising that I’m young and I acknowledge that I am very much starting out, but every successful person in the world was once in a position similar to where I am now. Everyone has to start somewhere. GLACIER: The fashion industry in general seems to have a fixation on youth. What are your thoughts on much younger girls being branded as models (Peyton Knight, 13, Ondria Hardin, 15) or fashion icons (Elle Fanning, 14, Hailee Steinfeld, 16, Chloë Moretz, 15)? CAITLIN: Youth is such a beautiful thing. I can understand the fixation but I do worry about how younger girls may be affected, growing up in the industry like that. I’m only 16 myself and (cont.)
Model, MUA, and up-and-coming industry insider of Tauranga, New Zealand PHOTOGRAPHY Sharni Dysart @ LoveRuby Photography
personally I’m not looking to totally pursue modelling until I turn 18, as I’m not ready to focus primarily on that aspect of my career just yet. Obviously everyone is different but I feel it’s a very tough industry to be thrown into at a young age. In saying that, I really admire young models for their courage and talent and I think it’s a great thing to find your passion in life, so young. As long as you’re happy, healthy and you enjoy what you do, that’s really all that matters. GLACIER: When we talked earlier, you mentioned some struggles when growing up. Did dedicating so much effort into your career path help get past this? CAITLIN: Absolutely. I can’t possibly explain how much but my career path really saved me. Not so long ago I was on a downward spiral. Finding something that I’m truly passionate about and being able to pour every bit of time and energy I have into something positive is such a blessing. I think I’m on my way to finding my purpose in life. GLACIER: What advice would you give to somebody who was dealing with abuse or eating disorders, especially as an aspiring model? CAITLIN: Modelling is risky -- especially for someone struggling with an eating disorder. You need to able to stick a lot of criticism and competition. You need to make sure you’re getting the correct professional help and you must be 110% certain that entering the industry isn’t going to jeopardise your recovery. Your health needs to be your number one priority, always. If you’re struggling with abuse my advice would be to just get out. Easier said than done but tell someone and get out of the situation you’re in. I’m living proof that it is possible. There are people out there who can help you.
GLACIER: Again, speaking as a model: What can a photographer do to make a shoot enjoyable and to get the best photos possible? CAITLIN: Don’t be afraid to give direction and constructive criticism. Show them
“Finding something that I’m truly pasGLACIER: You also do work as a make-up artist. Why did you go this route instead of styling, photography, sionate design, etc.? CAITLIN: I did actually consider going into fashion design as a career at one point. I chose fabric technol- about and ogy, visual art and photography as subjects at school being and I had the experience of entering in local fashion and art competitions with outfits that I have designed and made. Although I really enjoyed that side of things, able to once I learnt about and got to know the different pathways in the fashion industry, I knew that make-up pour was the thing I have the most passion for. I do some work as a photographer part-time also, but I’m keeping that as more of a hobby and side project rather than every bit my career focus. of time GLACIER: And finally, how do you balance all these parts of your life? and CAITLIN: It’s difficult and I’m still trying to find a good balance. My plan for the near future is to move to Lonenergy I don in around 17 months time, study make-up artistry professionally and hopefully pursue modelling further as by then I will be 18 years old. I hope to become a have into part of the YouTube community too, I’d really like to start making videos. In the meantime I’m just worksomething ing at building my portfolios and saving money for my course costs, move etc. Hopefully 2014 will be the year that everything really starts coming together for me. I’ll positive be a little fish in a big pond, but I’m so excited to go back to my home country and show London what is such a I’m made of! ▲ blessing” some of the photos as you go and point out the things that you’d like to change and give them any advice you have to get the best shots. Be professional, but laid back too and don’t forget to praise the model when they do something great. I think models will produce the best photos when they feel comfortable around the photographer.
UPTOWN PHOTOGRAPHY Nuala Swan of Glasgow, Scotland MODELS Sophie Crooks @ Colours Agency, Misha Palmer @ Model Team & Emily Morton MUA & HAIR Hannah Ruth STYLING Claire Kelly LOCATION Buff Club in Glasgow, Scotland
WINTER IN LONDON
London’s seasonal style is captured PHOTOGRAPHER Nicoletta Cianci
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PHOTOGRAPHY J Caldwell of Glasgow, Scotland MODEL Rachel Faulkner MUA & HAIR Brielle Chapman
giantLION Independently made eco-chic jewelry from Centreville, VA, USA
Glacier chats with Caroline Whittington, designer and manufacturer at indie shop giantLION.
GLACIER: How did you take yourself from a hobbyist to a business owner? CAROLINE: By never thinking of myself as a hobbyist, even though at times I was. To me, making jewelry always felt like a business because I was determined to make a living by doing something I am passionate about. I was driven by hard work to make great and quality products that people could appreciate. The greatest difference between a hobbyist and a business was the leap from creating random pieces for a small number of people to creating cohesive collections that were accessible to many people. GLACIER: Do you take inspiration from anywhere when designing a new piece? CAROLINE: Absolutely. My main source of inspiration when designing usually comes from classic, vintage, and ancient jewelry. I have many old
jewelry books and look through them often. GLACIER: If you could be brought into any fashion or jewelry house, which one would it be? CAROLINE: Alexander McQueen.
GLACIER: Why jewelry rather than clothing or other accessories? CAROLINE: Jewelry always spoke to me on a personal level because it can be very symbolic. I recall having a very special connection with the jewelry of my grandmothers and mother, and I think jewelry should be something to be savored and taken care of and passed along to the people you love. I also have a fondness for working with metal and stones above anything else. GLACIER: Where would you like to take giantLION? CAROLINE: We’re not ruling out a brick-and-mortar shop if there comes a moment when the time and location feel right, but right now the internet and the stores we work with are serving us just fine! I have an ongo-
GLACIER: What do you love most about
ing plethora of collaborations and upcoming pieces, so stay tuned! giantLION is a constant evolution of new pieces and new people to work with, and the launch of our Spring line will be the biggest to date. ▲
GLACIER: A designer after our own hearts! How do you stand out amongst the many designers on Etsy, and the web at large? CAROLINE: Etsy was a great way for me to introduce my brand because people eventually find your work simply by searching for an item they are interested in. However, there are many, many people on the internet, so I try to make my work stand out by staying true to my vision via my collections, photographs, materials, and the description of my work.
designing jewelry? Is there anything you dislike? CAROLINE: I love designing and creating jewelry equally, and I wouldn’t be satisfied doing one over the other. The actual process of crafting a piece from beginning to end is probably the most fulfilling; however, it can also be the most difficult aspect of the job. There is not much I dislike, although working with metal is a very messy job and my manicures never last!
YIN AND YANG PHOTOGRAPHY Cassidy Scanlon of Newport Beach, CA, USA MODELS Joy Risk & Margo Hamman MUA Raleigh Hopper
SAVE THE GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY Holly Anne Drummond
@ HD Creative Photography of Glasgow, Scotland MODEL Kirstin Gribbin @ Colours Agency MUA Zoe Claire Carrigan
FOUR FASHION QUESTIONS W/
19-year-old Fashion blogger and LOOKBOOK trend-maker of Zhitomir, Ukraine
GLACIER: Aside from fashion, what are your hobbies? KRISTINA: I’m blogging, I work operator. GLACIER: Why do you think fashion is important? KRISTINA: I love hanging out with friends, and photographs. GLACIER: Are there any style icons from whom you draw inspiration? KRISTINA: I often look through different sites of fashion. Inspiration comes naturally. GLACIER: If you could choose any show to get a front-row invitation to, which would it be? KRISTINA: I would like to get to Fashion Week in Paris, New York. ▲
of Raleigh, NC, USA
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PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING Martyna Włodarczyk of Kraków, Poland MODEL Dominika Kachlik @ Avant Models MUA & HAIR Martyna Topuziak
PEI G TSAI
Architectural ready-to-wear with an edge from London, England
Glacier talks with fashion designer Peggy Pei-Chuan Tsai of Pei G Tsai about the ins and outs of the creative process and starting a business as a designer. GLACIER: How did you get started in fashion design? Was it always something you’ve been interested in? PEGGY: I was really into fashion and beauty since I was young, but the first impression of becoming a fashion designer actually came up when I was in grade four while doing a school survey. I have always wanted to be a fashion designer ever since then. Then I came to London right after graduated from high school in Canada to pursue my fashion career instead of medical school that I was meant to go. GLACIER: Where do you draw inspiration from? PEGGY: There isn’t anything or any place that I particularly draw the inspiration from. But I do go to galleries and museums a lot, musicals and opera as well. But the intention was not looking for ideas, I really enjoy the atmosphere of being in there. My life living in east London might trigger my thought as well; the richness of the art in the area has allowed me to absorb information easily and never get bored.
GLACIER: Your work tends towards a more avant-garde look, along the lines of Gareth Pugh and Iris Van Herpen. Do you plan to continue with this look, or is this one simply a more artistic oneoff collection? PEGGY: I have always had a great interest in pattern cutting. Though the processes of experiment take a long time to achieve what I want but this is also what makes my collection stands out and look original. I enjoy doing experiment. Inventing new approach towards pattern cut and keep introducing new ideas to the industry would be my long-term goal. GLACIER: What are your plans for future collections? PEGGY: I have put my eyes on Jeronimo Voss, a German artist who I discovered during Frieze art fair at beginning of October this year. The idea of playing with distance and shadow on multi-layer transparent paper with printed objects is really interesting. Developing the idea along side with pattern cutting technique would be something that I want to experiment for my next collection. GLACIER: What advice would you give to those hoping to break into the fashion industry as designers? PEGGY: Being a fashion designer is really though. I think the most important thing is to create your own look which will make you stand out and competitive in the industry. ▲ .MDL 081
GLACIER: Your pieces have a lot of architecture to them; can you describe the process of writing it down to actually crafting a piece of such complexity? PEGGY: This Capsule collection that is reinvented by Julian Roberts’s pattern cutting technique “subtraction cutting”. By the experimentation on the form of human body and keep pushing the boundaries of the world of patterns. The collection of six outfits is then created by the unthinkable and innovative
beyond patterns of four with varied manipulation of its own.
“Keep pushing the boundaries of the world of patterns”
PHOTOGRAPHY & MUA Jolie Zocchi of Lugano, Switzerland MODEL Estelle Portmann HAIR & STYLING Indre Jablonskaite
Inimitable watercolourist of Bratislava, Slovakia
Glacier catches up with Zuzana Mezencevova, a traditional artist who specializes in vibrant abstract work. Zuzana has shown in multiple group exhibitions and continues to produce art in Bratislava. GLACIER: When did you first become interested in art? ZUZANA: In former Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) there have existed wonderful system of art schools for children and youngsters specializing in fine arts, music and acting. Teachers from these art schools use to search young talents among children aged 6-7 (first year at grammar school) and I was chosen in this process. I loved drawing and painting as every child so at the age of 7, I started to attend 3 hours art course once a week in that special art school. At the age of 14 I had wonderful teacher Mrs. Ludmila Hegyesyova, whose personality made me be even more interested in arts - in the art school we learned all types of techniques - drawing, painting, graphics, ceramics, textile art, etc. in very friendly and creative atmosphere.
GLACIER: Were you formally educated, or self-taught? ZUZANA: Yes, I had continued to study at this type of art school to age of 18 and I prepared for the talent exams for pedagogical faculty to became language and art teacher - the same type of school as my teacher Ludmila have. Because in communist regime before 1989 it was difficult to get to study at university of this type, I hade to start to work, at my case it was at construction company and I still atended Ludmila´s art course. In 1988 I got accepted and started to study Slovak language and fine arts at university. Having possibility to try almost every technique, at that time I had fallen for graphics.
GLACIER: Do you think it is vital for an artist to attend an arts college? ZUZANA: Personally I would recommend have some kind of training, course with trained artist - there certainly is a basic knowledge artist should have unless he or she is creating naive art. At least get to know technology of different techniques could be very helpful, or understanding basic art theory and history. I also think that the tutor can be very significant help. GLACIER: Do you think you would ever move into digital forms of art? ZUZANA: I was thinking recently that I might get iPad and try Brushes app on it. I have it on iPhone and I did some sketches after I have seen some e-painting by David Hockney. But I absolutely love traditional forms of art, I would not give them up for anything.
“I absolutely love traditional forms of GLACIER: What was your last arts-related purchase? art, I What will be your next? ZUZANA: Two wonderful books by Petr Sís. I have no would not idea yet. give them GLACIER: How do you get your work out there with the huge collection of other artists on the web? ZUZANA: My first step was a profile on deviantart, up for later I made Facebook page and now I started blog and I am thinking about starting my own web page anything” with a possibility to buy my work online. I found out GLACIER: Are there any artists whose work you look up to? ZUZANA: There are many good artist whose work fascinates me, but not in the way of copying them or looking up to them. For example these are some I really love: Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Dušan Kállay, Petr Sís, Frida Kahlo. And I recently found out on deviantart, that in Poland there is a very strong watercolour society.
that Facebook could be huge help, through it I came across very interesting project in Vienna (Austria) there is the sixth year of art supermarket Kunstsupermarkt - first information about it I found on FB, I wrote them, they invited me to Vienna with my works and now I am selling there my paintings. ▲
SPLISH, SPLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Aleksandra Dargiewicz of Bialystok, Poland MODEL Martyna Adamiak HAIR Loredana Miere STYLING Magda Narewska