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Ep. 27 – Creating Through The Seasons with Britt Bass
New podcast episode with artist, Britt Bass, discussing her rise on instagram, motherhood, and blocking out the noise.
In this episode, an old friend of mine, Britt Bass Turner, joins me to discuss her creative journey. Britt has experienced it all throughout her journey to building a full-time career as an artist. As seasons change and bring new challenges, Britt has done what she always has done, which is to react and adapt.
An Atlanta native and abstract artist known for her vibrant and playful paintings. Britt's love for color and design blossomed at a young age, influenced by Henri Matisse and her interior designer mother and her exploration of fabric samples and color swatches. With her refined eye for aesthetics and design, Britt brings a sense of curiosity and exploration to her captivating work.
Britt shares her experiences of balancing her artistic pursuits with being a dedicated mother to three children. Discover how she embraces her art as a liberating space where she can break free from the confines of structure and expectations, allowing her creativity to flow freely.
We delve into Britt's journey of restructuring and reimagining her artistic practice. She opens up about taking time off to be a full-time mom and her decision to step away from social media during the pandemic. We explore how she rebrands herself and redefines her artistic identity after her well-deserved break, as well as some exciting ideas coming in to fruition in the future.
After the podcast interview, I asked Britt to tell me about a cherished, rare possession that she owns. I’m always fascinated by the things we are drawn to collect and hold onto since they are vessels of stories and memories. A small window into knowing the person just a little more. Here’s what Britt shared:
“A two for one here with my heirloom photos of my 3 children by Birmingham photographer Rylee Hitchner- classic, timeless, precious, I just love those faces!
And my communion set by Mississippi artist, Peter's Pottery. I lived in Oxford, MS the year after graduating college and started my art career there in the company of so many other inspiring artists, photographers, writers, and musicians. It's a special place to us and this pottery represents that season- oh, and it was a wedding gift we used on our wedding day to take communion and we still use it today for communion at our house church.”
“My Bo Bartlett print of the Maine Coast. It's a long intimate story, but the short is I asked God to give me a word and a name and I received Ocean and Selah (translated to Pause, Rock)- so the images of the ocean and rocks have been significant for me this past year. Ren found and bought this print for me as a Christmas present. It hangs in our room as my daily reminder of my identity and vision- and it's gorgeous!”
“I received this Wendell Berry poem from Ren in a camp letter when I was in British Columbia at Malibu back in 2008. It is dear to me because it's the first poem I ever read by Wendell Berry, it was written by my now husband in the infancy of our relationship, and it's a humorous and accurate word of the complexity of this beautiful, messy, eternal, and ordinary humanity we live in. A good daily reminder, so it sits on my bedroom dresser.”
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