Liz Chappie-Zoller is a contemporary equine artist, whose art explores the overlapping edges of diverse cultures, using a unique combination of rural working horses of the American West - ranch, rodeo, and Indian Relay race horses - mashed up with urban graffiti she collects (benches) from trains passing through the remote Missouri River valley of her Montana home.
Her current series, called Wild Fillies Make the Best Horses, features fillies embellished with traditional war paint and symbolic colors, on mashed-up graffiti background patterns inspired by traditional and historic American Indian weaving.
During The Great Western Art Show last month, I was lucky enough to sit down with the masterful interviewer, art aficionado, and accomplished artist, Tim Lee, who asked the best questions, while encouraging me to tell the story of my graffiti horses.
Thanks, Tim! You make scary things FUN.
Watch our conversation here.
If you're familiar with this wonderful and very relevant publication, then you know that Shoutout Arizona asks their interviewees questions designed to spark meaningful conversations - about life, work, risk-taking, work-life balance, finances, why entrepreneurs started their business, and what artists' work is inspired by.
So I'm excited to share this interview with you, and I thank Shout-Out Arizona for this opportunity, and artist Liz Park for recommending me. Click HERE to read our discussion about the values and principles driving my art.
More about Shouout: they believe such meaningful conversations are at the heart of community building, believing as well that every voice matters, and that it’s far more relevant to hear from the folks who make up the fabric of our communities – small business owners, mom-and-pops, and independent artists and creatives.
Shoutout Arizona is part of the Los Angeles based Voyage Group of Magazines. Started in 2015, and grown to almost a dozen cities, they have generated millions of page views and helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and creatives share their stories. Shoutout is about giving this community an opportunity to go beyond stories. By focusing on topics that are relevant to almost everyone, they hope to inspire important conversations within the community and do so in way that puts artists, creatives and local businesses at the center of these conversations.
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