gypsy and twink collage art: miniview

posted by the scholar on March 24th, 2008
filed under: art, for kids, miniviews, mixed media, sculpture

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pssst. let me take you into my imagination for a moment today if you will: a dappled candy forest filled with dark chocolate trees and gumdrop leaves, a rambling dulce de leche river, cotton candy clouds and tiny meringue mushrooms that the sprites regularly whip up into a tasty risotto. if such a place existed i do believe it would be populated by the charming birds, little ladies and other creatures crafted by kirsty macintosh, aka etsy seller gypsyandtwink. equally fitting on a shelf in a child’s room or a family room, these enchanting three dimensional collage pieces, with their vivid colors and patterns, just make my imagination go cuckoo. ever curious to know more about the brains behind the operation, i asked a few quick questions…

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q: where do you live and what is your inspiration for these happy creatures?
a:
i am a scottish lass living in the north of england. as far as inspiration goes – its everywhere isn’t it? i just love colour and pattern and shape in and amongst all that these things seem to pop up. i want to make nice things that put a smile on your face.

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q: do you have an art background?
a:
yes my background is art, i have a masters of fine art, and for the last 10 years or so i have worked in art education, community art and public art. i like to help other people bring their ideas to life. now i’m having a go at making my living through the things i make…the “art” world as such scares me a bit so i guess making the things i do. i like their simplicity, they don’t need to be “understood” because they just are… does that make sense?

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q: who are gypsy and twink? are they the owl and the elephant in your shop?
a:
gypsy & twink were actually my two siamese cats i had when i was growing up… their names go together so well in my head.

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purchase these pieces and see kirsty’s complete collection over at her etsy shop.

thank you kirsty!


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2 Responses to “gypsy and twink collage art: miniview”

  1. sosser Says:

    lovely interview. these pretty pieces are so appealing. they fully succeeded in putting a smile on my face. thanks!

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi sosser,

    so glad you like them! i had a feeling those little red ladies were right up your alley. 🙂

    thanks for the visit! xo

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