Meet Katy Hirschfeld.
I grew up in Asbury Park, NJ. I took art lessons when I was barely entering grade school with a family friend named Judy Lewis. One day I laid my artwork against a wall assuming it was dry, the next day we discovered that the paint had run down the whole canvas. I revel in what Lewis called “A Beautiful Mistake”. An error that I embraced, became enamored with, and pragmatically infused in most of my art work.
What’s your Artist Statement?
My collages are often influenced by my personal outlook and true life experiences. I share a fraction of my own little world, by promoting strength, knowledge, and self awareness to overcome social flux and challenges; learning from them through the art of mixed media. The simple overlapping of many small pieces, arranged in just the right way speaks volumes, touching on issues implicitly without being overbearing or sanctimonious. My work tends to stand as a viewers’ test, challenging what one sees versus what they feel in relation to the contemporary pits, progress and powers affecting as all.
I am obsessed with puzzles. I consider my collages to be a lot like them. To me, each collage I create is like a predestined puzzle I am figuring out as I go along.
What are you most excited about in becoming a JIGGY Studio artist?
Doing a puzzle of my art.
What’s your puzzle strategy and ritual?
Edges first, snacks and puppy on my lap, only hard part is keeping him away from chewing the pieces.
If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?!
Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat
Who's your dream guest for a dinner & puzzle party?
Where can people find you?