Twitterview: Local artist Tiphanie Brooke aka "antigirl"
Tiphanie Brooke aka antigirl in her own words:
“i like to fuck things up & rip images apart. into type/design, kentucky bourbon, & independent hip-hop. i do whatever.”
She’s both raw and sophisticated, talented, real and kind enough to set aside some time and give The Phoenix Egotist it’s first Twitterview, a brief 10 question DM conversation that peeks into the interests and opinions of a Phoenix creative.
TPE: What’s your take on the current state of Phoenix, it’s progression, culture or lack there of?
Tiphanie: Lack there of for sure. for this, I am grateful because (especially when I was younger) there wasn’t much to see or do here so I spent my whole teenager life online looking at design, ad campaigns, and art, from everywhere else in the world.
TPE: Local artist who’s work you currently admire the most?
Tiphanie: ohhh gosh.. I'd have to say DOSE.
TPE: Favorite spot to drink downtown?
Tiphanie: Sens, definitely Sens, they have a hot and dirty martini; it is both, and it is perfect. I also like District and Hannys a lot.
TPE: What are you listening to at the moment?
Tiphanie: Atmosphere, the family sign. It is so so so good.
TPE: Name something you’d like to accomplish artistically in the near future.
Tiphanie: Time lapse videos! also, some resin pieces for jewelry/rings, and some more murals, huge, huge murals.
TPE: Researchers in London recently found that children with higher IQs are more likely to use drugs as adults, any comment on that?
Tiphanie: hmmm.. i think, smart people aren’t afraid to take risks.
TPE: Is your art different today from when you began professionally? If so how?
Tiphanie: It’s the same… and it’s totally different. The place it comes from is older and more ‘learned/earned.’ if that makes sense, If not, something like this.. now i realize why, instinctively i wanted things to be and look a certain way.
TPE: Can you comment on your focus on the heart, is it aesthetic or symbolic, have you analyzed this much?
Tiphanie: I have, it is weird. I was mostly single when I started them. I was also a lot crazy, working on them in the early stages. By half way through the collection I had met my partner and the hearts became something more. maybe, a love story of us in a way. They became bigger – installations and murals, that we both worked/work on.
TPE: Have you visited any creative communities in AZ outside of Phoenix? I.e. Bisbee, Gerome, Sedona, etc.
Tiphanie: I love Bisbee! A few years ago I went to Sedona and took a lot of pictures that look like weird fairy tale illustrations. After that we wondered around Sedona and went to galleries. I like to get out of the city. there is a lot to see here in nature.
TPE: Websites you visit daily?
Thank you Tiphanie, it was great chatting!
Check out her awesome work at http://www.antigirl.com (now!)
- The Phoenix Egotist
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