OTA Asks Kristina Varjan

1. WHAT INSPIRES/DRIVES YOU IN YOUR CREATIVE PURSUIT?

The unknown!!!  The unknown inspires me to begin the process of creating a work of art.   I am never sure where the process will take me or how the work will unfold.  I draw inspiration from artists past and present whose work moved me to express my own creative voice

2. WAS THERE ANYONE PIVOTAL IN YOUR BECOMING AN ARTIST AND PURSUING YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY?

As a young dancer in NYC and Europe, I was always making things, clothes, costumes, bags, soft sculpture and jewelry to support myself .  My dance and theater teachers always encouraged me to be creative on and off the stage.  “Bring creativity into every aspect of your life…” those words resonate with me and still do.

3. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE WORLD OR WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU WANT TO GIVE TO THE WORLD?

Well, of course “Peace”!  And also knowing that we all have  choices.  Being curious and always learning allows us to realize it is ok not to know.  When we connect with our evolving core self then we are more available to connect with our creativity.  Then we can share ourselves and our work with others.

4. WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO THOSE STARTING ON THE CREATIVE JOURNEY?

We all have something to offer of ourselves to others and the world.  Be your creative self!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world.”  -Albert Einstein

 

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