May I Present…Zosienka & Rosie Illustration
May 13, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen meet Zosienka, a successful artists residing in London whose artistic passion has led her to create paper goods, textiles, ceramics, stationary and beautiful, poignant designs for everyday objects, making her one of London’s finest Illustrators along with her Illustration partner Rosie. Their work in animation, marionettes & intricate biscuit-icing have attracted the attention of clients such as Bat- for- Lashes, Kele, Asbury and End of the World. The amusing energy of dark children’s stories, spirited creatures and natures spiraling shapes and patterns are intricately inked into every piece of work.
So, without further ado may I present, from London,one of the two precious gems,
ZOSIENKA & ROSIE ILLUSTRATION
Q & A
Favorite word: Porcupine
Favorite thing in nature: It’s impossible to have a favourite thing, I just enjoy the mystery of it all.
One of your movies: Arizona Dream
Favorite place to do art: A place that’s quiet and still, I have a studio.
Favorite music to inspire creativity: Miles Davis
Favorite smell: Rain on pavements
Favorite sound: Trees swaying
Where were you born: Johannesburg, South Africa
When you were a little what did you want to be?An acrobat. I had a trapeze in my bedroom and I’dswing on it every evening whilst listening to Jackson 5.
Was there a time you felt like you were not going to be able to make a living off of being an artist? If yes, what would you advice to others about pursuing their dreams based upon how you were able to manifest yours.
It is unfortunately a feeling that constantly comes and goes. I keep at it and the most important thing is to be adaptable. If you are trying to make your art a business, you have to apply it to the things people need, or think they need.
Who/What inspires or moves you? I’m very impressionable. Films often dictate my mood for days after I’ve seen them. That can be a good experience, as I’ll imagineI’m living on the shoes of those characters and might just look at the world in a different way for a while.
What is the message or story behind your art? There are no messages that I’m aware of as I have no intent of saying anything particular. What might be subconsciously communicated is another matter and one that won’t occur to me till much later.
What would you say is a strong key to being happy w/ oneself? That is a vital question. Maybe the key is not to have high expectations, rather to take things as they come and to live in the moment rather than keep waiting for things to change.
What are a few of your favorite things? Trees, I keep them in my home. Foxes, I’d love to keep them in my home but watch them from my window for now. Patchwork fabrics, I’mmaking a quilt. The little hats on acorns. And Cote D’Or Bouchee chocolate pralines.