When we last put the spotlight on 100 creative forces in Phoenix, it was no secret there were more than 100 individuals who were making waves in the local arts community. So as we count down to our annual Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome (back) to 100 Creatives.
Rebecca Green moved to Phoenix from Michigan this summer (yes, brave), and she's already making a splash in the local arts scene.
The illustrator and fine artist (who says she also dabbles in stop motion and sculpture when she can), is currently working out of The Lodge on Grand Avenue where she says she spends her days making new work and listening to podcasts about brains and animals. Her dream job would be to work on a stop motion film for Wes Anderson.
I came to Phoenix with ... the love of my life and best friend, Matt, our plants, and too many sweaters.
I make art because ... there is so much wonder in this world, and it's the only way I can explain how in awe I am of it.
I'm most productive in ... the last month leading up to an exhibit. That deadline pressure forces me to let go of expectations and I'll whip out basically all my paintings for a show in those couple of weeks. And of course coffee is always present.
My inspiration wall is full of ... pictures of trees and woods, hanging lavender, illustrations from Maira Kalman, Chris Sickels, amazing artists from Michigan, and a photograph from the late 1800's of an old woman with a young girl who is holding two kittens so tight that she is practically smothering them.
I've learned the most from ... jumping into situations. When I get there, I usually realize that everyone is just as lost as I am.
Good work should always ... feel good to make.
The Phoenix creative scene could use more ... hmm..hugs for strangers from Michigan? Also more collaboration spaces and studios where artists work full time.
The Creatives, so far ... (And while you're here, check out 100 Tastemakers on Chow Bella.)
100:Lara Plecas 99. Isaac Caruso 98. Brandon Gore 97. Kelsey Dake 96. Hector Ruiz 95. Caroline Battle 94: Jennifer Campbell 93. Jeff Chabot 92. Tiffiney Yazzie 91. Daniel Germani 90. Irma Sanchez 89. Daniel m. Davis 88. Kirstin Van Cleef 87. Emmett Potter 86. Sarah Hurwitz 85. Christine Cassano 84. Fred Tieken 83. Lindsay Kinkade 82. Ruben Galicia 81. Robert Uribe 80. Heidi Abrahamson 79. Josephine Davis 78. Travis Ladue 77. Taz Loomans 76. Mikey Jackson 75. Alex Empty 74. Joe Ray 73. Carol Roque 72. Daniel Funkhouser 71. Carla Chavarria 70. Hugo Medina 69. Cavin Costello 68. Claire Carter 67. Lindsay Tingstrom 66. Catherine Ruane 65. Christopher Crosby 64. Aaron Johnson 63. Brenda Eden 62. Colton Brock 61. Ernesto Moncada 60. Benjamin Phillips 59. Brad Armstrong 58. Angela Hardison 57. Tyler Quinn 56. Andrew James Benson 55. Charles Anthony Darr 54: Tiffe Fermaint 53. Eric Cox 52. Victor Vasquez 51. John Randall Nelson 50. Lauren Lee 49. Kyle Jordre 48. Julie C. Kent 47. Sean Deckert 46. Niba DelCastillo 45. Joseph Benesh 44. Ashley Harder 43. Dan Vermillion 42. Daniel Shepherd 41. James B. Hunt 40. Lori Fenn 39. Seth Gideon Fainkujen 38. Wayne Rainey 37. Christian Filardo 36. Melissa Cody 35. Jason Rudolph Peña 34. Cindy Iverson 33. Ryan Gentry 32. Sebastien Millon 31. Andrea Beesley 30. Chris Pruitt 29. Robert Diehl 28. Rachel Malloy 27. Jonathan Simon 26. Ann Morton 25. Kim Moody 24. Kevin Flanagan 23. Such and Champ Styles 22. Julia Fournier