It was four years ago when I first saw Eden this amazing doll by today's featured artist Angela Giovanna Loroux.
I was hooked and Eden has been in my memory ever since.
I see a lot of art every day and there are few artist that impress me as much as Angela does. Her art is both poignant and as elegant as their creator.
Angela attended Manhattan Beauty School and specialized in FX Make-up.
She was an award winning Display Artist for a large retail corporation and a resident Artist in a large Theatrical Costume shop where she made all things three dimensional: from hats to mascot costumes to props for productions throughout the United States and Canada.
Her Fantasy Illustration, Children’s Portraits & Photography work can be found in collections all over the world.
I asked Angela a few questions. Here are the questions and Angela's answers.
Mo’a: What direction is your art going in lately and what excites you?
Angela: Lately I have been working on faerie pieces for Faerie Con
that will be held in October 2007 in Philadelphia, PA, as well as mythological characters in paper clay. I feel compelled to include my love of Premier paper clay, as I plan on working in mainly in this medium in the future.
I am entirely self taught, with the exception of purchasing and watching the Creager's Instructional Video tapes
and Hannie Sarris' Instructional Books.
They are not only extraordinarily talented people they are very lovely human beings, which is important to me.
Mo’a: Do you belong to any Doll Clubs or Artist Organizations?
Angela: I belong to the Dollmakers List
as well as other smaller sculpture lists. I am also a member of ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
Mo’a: In reading about you for this article, I saw that you have had many awards and honors through your art. Would you tell us what they are?
Angela: My work has been featured in the books, "Spectrum 11 & 12,
The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art."
I received the Froudian Artist Award
for February 2005 and was chosen as the number one Fairy Fantasy Artist of the same month by Hannie Sarris.
I was featured on the french website, Free Land of Fantasy,
for my piece "Eden" alongside Thomas Kuebler for appearing in Spectrum 11.
My piece "Morigan" was mentioned in an
Amazon Review for "Spectrum 11, The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art".
My piece "Within A Whisper" appears in the upcoming edition of Contemporary Doll Collector.
Mo’a: What inspired your piece “The Healer”?
Angela: I made "The Healer" specifically to celebrate a man who dedicated his life to helping and healing victims of Gulf War Syndrome and environmentally triggered illnesses. I was later informed the piece will be permanently displayed in a new Healing Arts Center in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Mo’a: Do you work full time on your art?
Angela: I literally work around the clock on my pieces. I only stop when I need to rest. I get my inspiration for a lot for my pieces from my dreams. My work is my way of communicating, it embodies who I am. I feel I have so much more ahead of me, the excitement truly is the journey.
Oden and Frigg
As you can see by the pieces shown here, Angela's Art is as extraordinary as their creator.Angela has a blog,
please go and visit her there and also leave a comment here. I know that she would like to hear from you.
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