Andrea D’Aquino, Woodland Creature
Andrea D’Aquino is one of TTP’s newest artists. We spoke to her last month, where she talked about yoga, her creative process, and background as a creative director. Here’s a little excerpt, but you can read the rest here.
AD: If I do save things – its random. If it’s obviously too “pretty” or “cool” – I dont want it. Anyone would use that…it has to be a throwaway – re-used and I turn it into something good (hopefully). Unwanted crap.
AD: Yes, I think it’s not a new method…Jean Arp threw pieces of stuff in the air, and solidified how they landed. I do that quite often. Not throw them in the air…but piles of scraps of stuff just land somewhere…and I’ll keep it that way exactly – no further interaction from me. It’s always better than what I’d do on my own. There is crazy energy all around us, if you let it take shape and dont over control it.
TTP: Yeah and the energy is something I see a lot of references to. Do you do yoga?
AD: Yes, many many years. I was hardcore….then I pulled back to medium-core : ) but, yes for sure.
TTP: There are a few of your pieces with references to yoga and meditation.
AD: Maybe….even titles…I put whatever phrases pop into my head spontaneously. It usually feels apropos.