Natalie Ergas is the creator, sole ceowoman, artist, and educator of Native Essence Art. She creates portrait collages that represent fragmented memories, experiences and places that capture the essence of a persons or pet. During our conversation we talk about collecting, curating, thrifting, languages and the tangible pleasures in life – including french fries!
1. “I have a lot of tabs open in my browser.”
2. Creativity does not need to be artistic - the mere act of being alive is creative.
3. Engaging in process art with no intent, no direction and no meaning is a great way to PLAY!
4. Take a lesson from the kindergarten crowd and when you make art just react from your gut, from your soul, and from your intuition.
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