''...I grew sick and sicker,until I was forced to Shut my Door.I shut my door to every single person.Except my Thoughts...''
martedì 21 aprile 2015
Interview with SINA SPARROW
q)Walk us through an
intimate day in your life
a)How intimate do you
mean? Usually I get up and have a lot to do for my day job. Once that’s done, I
see friends or watch TV or read, or try and do some art!
q) Where did you grow
up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?
a)For the first few years
of my life I lived in Iran,
but I grew up mainly in suburbia in England. When I was younger I had
some bad experiences in school of homophobic bullying, and I think that made me
feel like I needed to express myself some way or another. I loved drawing, and
I loved fantasy – novels, cartoons, mythology, comics – and I think all of this
fed into my art and keeps on doing so, even when I’m doing very
autobiographical work as I often do now.
q) What is your earliest
memory that propelled you to create?
a)My Dad used to draw
with me all the time, I remember when we were living in Iran I think
that’s what got me into wanting to do my own art.
q) Tell us a little bit
about your creative process.
according to whatever I’m doing. Sometimes I draw from life, when I’m out and
about – I love watching people and observing them. Or I draw from photographs I
find online – pop stars, pornography. It’s more complicated to do comics
obviously – I make notes all the time, then I sit down and figure out how I
would break that story down into panels with drawings and word balloons.
q) How do you wish for
your art to be perceived?
a)I guess it’s not up to
me how it’s perceived, but I hope people connect with it and understand that on
the whole I am trying to be honest about how I see the world.
q) What do your internal
dialogues sound like?
q) Do you feel that there
are limitations to what you want to create?
a)Time is the biggest
limitation! I also feel like society is becoming more and more puritanical, so
if you want to be honest and sexual in your work that makes it more difficult.
q) Do you feel art is
vital to survival and if so, why?
a)Yeah I think art makes
life worth living! One of the times I feel most myself is when I’m making art.
But I also think seeing other people’s art is really important for us as a
society and a culture.
q) Describe a world
a)I think it would be
very flat and grey and sad.
q) Tell us a secret, and
a)I’m obsessed with sexy
men, but that’s not much of a secret!
Where can people see more of your work
on the internet?