CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why?
ML: Experimental, abstract, spiritual, bold, sensitive, expressive. I would say I don’t have a consistent style (yet) because I am driven by trying new things all the time. I get bored very quickly and also feel that art is about exploring and being unafraid to go in new directions.
CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
ML: A lot of my inspiration comes from topics such as manifestation, paranormal events, the unlimited power of the human mind, reprogramming subconscious beliefs, the law of attraction and vibration, the conspiracy of the universe to make our desires a reality, tarot and astrology.
ML: I once watched a documentary about stargazers in the Chilean Atacama desert, which really left a deep impression on me. Another source of inspiration are topics like mediumship, near death experiences, past life memories and the state between death and being reborn again.
CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about what your creative thought process is like when starting a new project/ piece of artwork?
ML: Usually, I start creating a piece by just letting my pen flow over the paper to draw sketches, then mentally going through a color scheme that would emphasize the character and the feeling of the composition. And then I just dive right in.
CH.89: Is there anything in particular that you would want people to take from your artwork?
ML: I would love it if they felt peace and serenity and if they could recognize the innate energy and power that we all have in us and a feeling that we’re all connected and spiritual beings coming from an infinite intelligence. I am aware this all sounds very woo-woo but that’s just what I believe 🙂
CH.89: Can you talk a little bit about your lifestyle as an artist and what that is like?
ML: Being an artist is so many things. It means total freedom, an opportunity to grow and challenge yourself, to be alone for many hours a day, to have to stand your ground no matter how hard it can be sometimes, to overcome self doubt or at least learn to live with it and still keep going, to often live with financial fluctuations, to not be certain what the future brings. But also to live kind of the best life possible, to be able to determine your own work schedule, to connect with other artists around the world, to be part of a community of like minded people, to be your own boss, and to ultimately express your personality visually.
CH.89: When starting out an artistic task, do you think it is better to have a particular direction/set plan guiding your way? Or, is it better to act on impulse and go from there?
ML: Both is great, it depends on what suits you and your personality best.
CH.89: What is one major lesson you’ve learned as an artist thus far?
ML: Trust you’re on the right path.
CH.89: Do you regard personal style & taste to be of highest importance?
ML: No, even though it surely finds its way into the artwork.
CH.89: What do you consider to be the hardest thing about being an artist?
ML: To stay persistent even in times when you feel unseen.
CH.89: What is one thing you love about being an artist?
ML: To be so free and to be able to do whatever you want.
CH.89: Is there anyone in particular, any artist’s that inspire you in any way?
ML: Hilma af Klint, Sterling Ruby, Rachel Hayes, Julia Bland, Eva Hesse, Joe Bradley
CH.89: What do you think of technology in terms of being a useful tool for artists today?
ML: It can be very interesting and innovative and it makes sense to use it for art since it’s already so dominant and interwoven with our lives.
CH.89: Do you think being an artist allows you to view the world differently from those who don’t follow creative paths?
ML: Yes and no.
CH.89: Do you enjoy traveling? If so, do you have a favorite city?
ML: Love it! Rome
CH.89: Do you have a favorite author or book?
ML: Herman Hesse
CH.89: Any future goals or plans for your artwork?
ML: A show in Brussels, Basel and Mallorca.
CH.89: What does being an artist mean to you?
ML: It means being free and depicting my feelings and ideas.
CH.89: What’s the last song you listened to?
ML: My Future by Billie Eilish
CH.89: Any last words on the aesthetic of your artwork?
ML: It has and will always evolve.