MIDNIGHT MOON VISUALS
Kirsten is a Cosmic Digital Collage Artist from Sonoma County, California who explores astrology, dreams, and spirituality in her work with an emphasis on the Divine Feminine. Passionate for the arts, she grew up expressing her creativity through dance, theater, photography, and music. She took art classes in high school and studied art history through elected units in college. While living abroad, Kirsten began seeing the world from a different perspective and was drawn toward Collage Art. After familiarizing herself with Photoshop, she began experimenting in the realm of Digital Art where she continues to push the boundaries of her vision. Her aesthetic challenges spectators to explore the metaphysical, think introspectively, and see through the limitations of the world.
Who are your creative inspirations and why?
One of my creative inspirations is Annie Leibovitz, a famous American photographer. I have always been deeply inspired by her gift of capturing the spirit of the person in her photography. There is so much soul and emotion behind what she captures and I aspire to portray that feeling in my own work.
If you could travel to any time in history to be an artist which era would you choose?
I would travel back to the Romantic era when the world of emotions, fantasy, and mysticism were brought to life through art. Romanticism of the late eighteenth century shifted the focus of reason and order of the Enlightenment era to intuition and imagination, inspiring people to dive deeper within their own psyche. Through the visual symbolism of my own art, I too wish to spark a sense of introspection by the viewer, inviting them to further explore their inner being.
As a child, are there any moments or experiences you can remember that impacted you visually or artistically?
My background in dance had the strongest influence on my artistic style. Similar to these art forms, I like to use human subjects in my work that evoke a certain level of introspection and emotion. I believe that exploring the depths of your feelings, thoughts, and emotions is the gateway to understanding yourself on a more intimate level. I always felt that through dancing I could freely explore these things in a fluid and creative way, and I continue to explore them in my art.
Is there a message in your work and how would you describe it?
I try to convey through my art that there is strength in one’s vulnerability and beauty in one’s sensitivity. These truths should be encouraged and celebrated as the world could use more of them. I also emphasize the importance of turning within and connecting with our own sense of spirituality.