Day 7 of Le Fae transforms toys into her own world of whimsy with BECCA QUANT!
Becca Quant is an illustrator/artist located in Southern California. She works in a variety of painting and drawing mediums, as well as creating one of a kind customized toys and sculptures. Her work is inspired by folklore and fantasy and she also has a love for all things sugary sweet.
11” custom doll, mixed media
The original is available to purchase through the artist by visiting her at www.instagram.com/beccaintoyland. Please visit their page and message them on how to collect this original work of art.
MEET THE ARTIST
- Start off and tell us your name! Who are you?
Hi, I’m Becca Quant, I’m an artist/illustrator in LA, though I’m originally from Philadelphia.
- What kind of art do you create and what medium do you work in?
I would describe my work overall as whimsical. I like to experiment a lot with different mediums and techniques. I’ve studied traditional drawing and painting, but I also love craft arts like ceramics/sculpture and fiber art. In the past several years I have gotten into customizing vinyl toys, collectible and play-line and I love it because it perfectly combines my skill sets in different mediums.
- When did you know you were an artist?
It’s always been a part of my life but I suppose I knew I wanted to pursue being a professional artist around the age of 12/13, which is why I chose to go to an arts high school as a visual art major, and then studied fine art and art history in college.
- Le Fae is about all things magical fairy! Tell us about why you applied to the show and what inspired the work you made for the curated collection?
I love fairytales and folklore- growing up I read a lot of fairytales, and learned about folklore and mythology from all over the world. Stories, starting with the beautifully illustrated stories I read as a child, I would say are my biggest inspiration. Some of my favorite artists that have inspired me since I was a kid are best known for their fairy and fairytale illustrations: Brian Froud, Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Trina Schart-Hyman. For this particular collection I made a custom fairy doll, using the combination of techniques (drawing, painting, sewing, mixed media arts etc.) that lead me to love toy customizing.
- What is your favorite thing about being a creative? How does it make the world a better place?
Anytime my work reaches someone in some small way- to make someone smile or inspire them to create their own art- I love the connections art can make between people whether they know each other or not. I think art is an exercise in empathy, and also a form of time travel in the way it connects people.
- What projects are you working on that you can tell us about?
During lockdown I’ve been focusing on creating my own artwork, building my personal business while also doing commissions and freelance work for others. The biggest thing is learning more about filming and editing, as I’d like start up a YouTube channel to show more of my process.
- Where can people find you?
Le Fae Virtual Art Show
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