Interview with Ewelina Ferruso
q)What is your earliest art-related memory?
a)Playing in the soil when I was a child, creating pretend onion soups from wildflowers, rocks, twigs and earth.
q) Who has had the greatest influence on your work?
q) What are the main tools of your craft?
a)Sketchbooks, oil paints, impasto medium, reading, meditation, raw cacao, yoga and dreaming.
q) Is a formal education important?
a)I believe it has been quite helpful for me. CCAD was a great school and its rigorous criteria taught discipline.
q) What is the biggest misconception about art?
a)That it's always easy and fun.
q) Which is more important in art - concept or execution?
a)Personally, I enjoy work that looks edible, so execution has to be good in my book, but, concept is equally as important. I feel that the work should always have a dash of mystery.
q) What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?
a)Change and spirtual expansion.
q) What is your favorite piece of art in your home?
a)Light and water. They never fail to fascinate me.
q) If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
a)My muse, writer Caroline Grace. We will collaborate on a show soon.
q) Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?
a)Well, Nicola Verlato (who is beyond emerged) is an artist who I feel is a true renaissance master in the modern sense of the definition. I have recently been introduced to a painter by the name of Mark Garro who is extremely talented. Lately, my fav is Micheal Page. The work of Genevive Zacconi and Molly Crabapple also intrigues me... Although, many many many more can be added to this list.
q) What has been your greatest achievement to date?
a)Letting go of attachment and accepting the only constant, which is change.
q) What has been your biggest roadblock?
a)Things that seem out of my control which cause great anxiety and fear.
q) How do you define success?
a)Being able to be at peace within while life presents challenges.
q) What will be the name of your autobiography?
q)What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?
a)"Keep your ideas secrets until you are ready to reveal them, as though there was a little mouse in you pocket." Joe Sorren once told me something along those lines.