IG | Snapchat: @Sheeeves
- Where did you get your artist name?
There once was a search engine named Askjeeves.com, which is now Ask.com. A high school friend gave me the nickname Sheeeves because of it. I could’ve easily just called myself Sheeves but it looked cooler with 3 E’s for some reason.
- How often do you create
I’m not an artist who creates daily… just mostly when I’m inspired, I’m easily inspired though. But if I’m not creating for myself I’m creating for others so give or take 7/10.
- How often do you read your horoscope?
I read my horoscope daily I’m into astrology.
- What’s the last book you read?
Zen by Daniel Levin
- When did you realize you were interested in art?
I watched a lot of Disney growing up, I loved the line work especially in Aladdin & Mulan. But I’ve been drawing since 4, Disney inspired me to be a creator, since I could only draw what was seen as a child. I wanted to be a cartoonist over all artist positions because it requires full creativity.
- What message do you try to communicate with your art?
I’ve come to a point where I don’t want a concrete message to come from my art, art is infinite, and its how others may perceive or translate it. So why should I tie it down with one meaning unless it’s obvious that I should have one meaning. But what if I don’t want it to be that obvious? What if I want to challenge the viewer to see beyond the obvious? The thing that gives titles meaning is the importance behind it, meaning that there’s only going to be one meaning for it.
- What inspires you?
Everything, the curve of something or sharp edge to something else, contrast intrigues me, refined objects, color, bold lines, intricacy. Literally any small thing can make me want to create I’m a Virgo and we’re into details and all small stuff in between.
- How is it being a female tattoo artist?
It’s not that easy working in a male dominated industry, but my talents will prevail eventually, I’m only getting better & you can’t deny talent after it reaches its plateau. I know for a while it will be the hardest thing ever to gain the respect but once I have a decade under my belt in tattooing they have no other choice but to “Respeck my name.”
- If you could work with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
- Who’s your fashion icon?
- What’s your spirit animal
- Who are your favorite designers?
Phillip Lim, Lanvin, Oscar De la Renta, Givenchy
- How did you develop your style?
Landscapes didn’t excite me much nor did backgrounds growing up as an artist, I have this strange love for smooth lines that curve; like the ones in our fingerprints & woodgrain lines. So I ended developing this swirl design to replace backgrounds when I did portraits, because it was an effortless design to do which always flowed regardless of how I did it, so then it became my staple signature style.
- Can you recommend 5 artists the most people wouldn’t know about?
Parmigianino, Caravaggio, Mc Escher , Salvador Dali, Sheeeves. (I definitely named myself because I ran out and most people have never heard of me).
15. What’s one thing you wish this generation would stop doing?
Being so engulfed in technology 85% of the time, we don’t take full advantage of experiencing life were distracted by so much.
16 What’s one thing you can’t live without?
My self expression