The MINI Interview with BIG Exclusive Artist: Amy Borrell
Our location and environment is often a huge influence on how we respond visually within our art practice. The things around us subconsciously seep into our everyday. I am interested in how your location affects you. Talk about where you live and what you love about your place and how you think it might influence how you create work? Do you have an ideal place you wish you could escape to for art making?
Name: Amy Borrell
I live in a little house in a little town, not too far from Melbourne. It’s a quiet place, except for frogs croaking in the lake and cows mooing across the fields. I love living here because it allows me to live simply. Nature has always intrigued me, I would follow insects in the garden when I was little, attend the local gem show with my grandpa, and spend hours drawing animals.. and I love being surrounded by so much of it here. For a little while now I have been documenting collections of natural things on illustrated posters, a little like the ones that decorate high school science classrooms, but hopefully not quite as bland! So far I’ve managed Australian birds and their eggs, herbs, constellations and now the moons of Jupiter. I think where I live now is about as ideal a place as I could ever find.
Thanks Amy! – Kelly