CREATORS – atelier*zephyr | Polyfield Magazine

Krystal K. Lindahl

Title: atelier*zephyr (Hisako)

Which arrived first in your life, the science or the artwork?

I have beloved to draw given that I was a child. At the exact same time, I also grew up examining encyclopedias and illustrated books, which I already had at residence. I’ve normally loved observing ant nests, likely out with an insect internet to capture cicadas, and searching at phytoplankton under a microscope, and this has not modified even as an adult. So I believe artwork and science were simultaneous, at least in my childhood.

At 1st, I desired to be a person who drew pictures for illustrated books. However, as I entered adolescence, I turned fascinated in summary portray and other kinds of artwork, so I enrolled in a regional junior college or university of art, and just after graduation, I ongoing my resourceful things to do these types of as summary painting although doing the job at another job.

On the other hand, the idea of generating performs working with my favorite plants and animals as motifs has generally been in the corner of my thoughts. Just after several twists and turns, I am now making works of art by observing, sketching, and photographing familiar birds and crops observed in the town where I reside.

From the azalea bush by atelier*zephyr

Which sciences relate to your artwork exercise?

I imagine biology influences my creative things to do in typical. Due to the fact my university student days when I was creating summary paintings, I have usually been inspired by residing matters and the purely natural globe.

What resources do you use to create your artworks?

I use both of those hand-painted and electronic tactics.

Acrylic paints, watercolours, colored pencils… I assume that digital illustration in distinct nevertheless has a good deal to understand for me.

Winter Letters by atelier*zephyr

In my functions working with glass bottles, I use different supplies such as polymer clay and paper. Paper is a significantly significant substance, and I get ready a range of paper types and select paper that closely resembles the texture of the motif I want to make. Flower petals, fallen leaves, grass, decaying wood… Relying on the selection of paper, I can specific a selection of vegetation in unique. It is entertaining to discover new techniques to convey myself in the method of creating.

On the other hand, simply because of their miniature sizing, every element is only a several millimeters to a number of centimeters in dimensions. If I am not watchful, they may perhaps fly absent with my nose breath or slight motion. Thus, when I discover myself, I in some cases keep my breath and operate all the time!

Amanita ibotengutake by atelier*zephyr

Artwork/Exhibition you are most very pleased of:

I have exhibited and sold my performs not only in galleries but also in department shops and multi-brand name retailers.
Consequently, from time to time people who are not quite fascinated in living issues occur to see my operates. 1 of my joys is that these folks uncover my get the job done attention-grabbing and listen to my stories about mother nature and living factors.

Portrait of birds #001 Long-tailed tit by atelier*zephyr

Which scientists and/or artists encourage and/or have motivated you?

There are so numerous that it’s really hard to select, but Masayuki Yabuuchi‘s scientific illustrations are a person of my influences, as they often appeared in the illustrations of the illustrated books I study as a little one. I have a large amount of regard for him simply because of his excellent observation and description techniques.

Myxomycetes by atelier*zephyr

Is there nearly anything else you want to explain to us?

Since I turned sick about 5 several years ago, I have not been equipped to make is effective making use of glass bottles as considerably as I would like. Yet, I am really grateful to all of you who are on the lookout forward to my new functions.

I would also like to even further analyze the area of biology and make use of it in my performs.

For much more by atelier*zephyr, stop by her site, Behance, and Pinterest.

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Showcased image: In the bush by atelier*zephyr
All visuals courtesy of the artist.

About the Writer

Katrina Vera Wong

Katrina is a Korean-Chinese artist, writer, and editor. Learning from literature, botany, herbaria and ikebana, she can make hybrid bouquets from dried or pressed vegetation and phone calls them Frankenflora. She at this time writes about sciart at Art The Science, proofreads Unfortunate Magazine, and weblogs at Lifeology. She also designed Seagery Zine, a tiny print publication that explores the overlap involving art, science and literature.
Her Frankenflora have been exhibited in Vancouver, BC, at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Science Globe, and the VIVO Media Arts Centre.

Katrina was born on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg (so-termed Hamilton, ON), raised in Singapore, and is grateful to be residing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (so-known as Vancouver, BC). She graduated from the College of Victoria with a BSc in Biology and English. Instagram: @furiebeckite

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