ISHA

All Public Art is here to celebrate visual artists from around the world and today, we are blessed to have discovered Isha, a talented artist from the Caribbean. She has been making art for two decades and it is a passion that will always flame in her being. She is only 29 years old and yet she has created a lot of amazing pieces that many of you will truly appreciate and love.

Get to know more about Isha, as she shares her thoughts in being an artist on our special interview with her. Let your family and friends discover this young talent as well by sharing this page to your social networks.

An Interview With Isha

APA: What is one mistake every artist should avoid?

Isha: Quitting your day job before getting a full grasp of the market you are located. Artist should treat themselves like any business start up. Make a plan, analysis the data related to your craft and target audience.

APA: What do you do to keep going when you are not motivated or inspired to create?

Isha: When you make the leap into being a full time artist you must develop the dicipline to work through the uninspired moments. To be creative even when you don’t “feel” like it is a talent within itself. Its what differentiate an amateur from professional.

APA: What artists influence your work most?

Isha: I am greatly inspired from the old masters like Gustav Klimt, Henry Tanner, and Ernie Barnes. Contemporaries like Swoon, Etam Cru and Kehindle Wiley.

APA: What most often inspires your work?

Isha: The mysteries of the human experience.


APA: What is the most challenging part about being an artist?

Isha: Battling the cultural demeaning attitude towards you as an artist.

APA: What is the best part about creating art?

Isha: Contributing to the aesthetics and cultural identity to a space.

APA: What do you wish you knew about the art business before you got started?

Isha: The art market is highly fluctuating. That you shouldn’t look to hard to others to find opportunity but more so look for opportunity within yourself.


 

APA: If you could hang out with one artist, living or dead, who would that be?

Isha: Banksy just so we can swap stories about financial institutions.

APA: It’s a random day 10 years ago, what were you creating?

Isha: Lets see, I would of been nineteen running a small woodworking business in my garage during college. I was making all your popular American tailgating games: cornholes, beer pong tables, and giant jenga sets. I had and still have a deep love with working with wood.

APA: Would you rather create 1000 average pieces that all become a great body of work or 1 amazing groundbreaking masterpiece? Why?

Isha: 1000 average pieces, because I will deftly have some serious progress by the 1001 piece.

APA: If you could switch lives with an artist in history for one day, who would it be?

Isha: Salavador Dali because he was weird, fun, and got to enjoy the fruits of his creative labor during his lifetime.

Follow Isha on all her social networks linked below. You can also visit her website to know more about her latest art releases and updates.

 

•Facebook: Ishanna

•Twitter: @ishannaible

•Instagram: @ishaprayer