Next up in our series of 10 questions with Field Trip artists is MaricorMaricar. For those who don't know the twins handwork, the girls specialise in hand crafting intricate and detailed type and illustration using thread and paper which just has to be seen to be believed. Let's get started with some questions.
1. State your name, location, medium, and the last meal you ate.
Maricor, Sydney, thread and fabric, porridge with almonds, raspberries and honey.
2. What are you working on at the moment?
Painting a big and bulky canvas and customising some shoes .
3. Describe the last person you saw do a live talk that really inspired you.
Does watching it via the internet count? Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
4. Name a tool of the trade which you use, digital or otherwise, that is absolutely essential to your workflow.
5. What are the top three tracks in your 25 most played iTunes playlist?
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Check Mr Pop Eye - Eddie Bo
6. If you could boil down the most important lesson you've learned as a professional creative to three words, what would they be?
Make mistakes often.
7. What is your favourite website for comic relief?
Our friend Sam’s FB feed, she finds the good stuff.
8. Can you tell us a bit about your plans for your Field Trip performance?
We’ll take you through how we approach an embroidery commission, the analogue processes and techniques we use.
9. What do you hope the Audience will take away from your presentation?
One of our studio mottos is “Keep on moving”, hopefully people will relate and take away the message to keep learning, keep interested in the work you do, experiment and don’t be afraid to try something new.
10. Who is your daddy and what does he do?
Our dad is Silvino, or Sil for short. He works in a mail office and he knows almost every postcode in Australia and can guess within 100g the weight of any parcel.
Thanks ladies. I personally can't wait to see them work on the big screen. Tickets are selling well and we suggest you get yours soon to avoid disappointment. Tickets start at just $75. Desktop even has a discount code if you head on over there. Big thanks to AS Colour for this weeks round of questions.