Friday, March 8, 2013

Featured Artist: Wishcandy

 Last year I featured a series of female artists from around the world
 in celebration of their lovely and diverse work.
A last minute addition was made, and it has taken me far too long to shuffle through e-mails 
and finally post her interview and collaboration piece.
Sashiko Yuen (Wishcandy) is an artist currently located in Los Angeles, but originates from New Jersey and Maryland. She is inspired by adventure, literature, good food, horror films, street style, and retro culture.
More recently her work has featured simple lines, pencil, and watercolor.
But she also enjoys working with paint 
and says she’s been wanting to produce more work in that medium soon.
She submitted this beautiful illustration entitled “In the Stars” and described her inspiration behind it: 
“ What I see in Electric Raspberry is a deep longing for comfort, travel, and fun! 
I decided to blend the contemplative nature of space with retro glamour 
and a bit of our Lisa Frank obsessed childhoods. “

Admire her work here:
Shop her pieces here:

1 comment:

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