Carla is a multi disciplinary artist whose practice has a focus on painting, design, writing and video. Her work’s main emphasis is to externalise internal emotions allowing the viewer to feel a sense of belonging, comfort and camaraderie within their own personal growth.
The expression through art is a meditative process and language that she speaks with herself and the world at large. Carla explores themes of evolution, romance and general human emotion.
What's a favourite memory of yours from your childhood?
Flying to San Francisco with my sister to visit my Dad and his side of the family during school holidays.
What was your relationship with art like as a child?
My mom was quite creative and could draw pretty much anything which fascinated me. Seeing her explore that side of herself made me want to do it too. It felt natural and right.
I also remember an obsession with those cool 100 crayon Crayola boxes and colours like ‘tickle me pink’ and being in class colouring with a friend and how relaxing that felt. Art and I were really good friends that could always count on each other.
What was the first artwork that you remember having an affect on you?
Discovering David Shrigley in my early teens and having this feeling of finally being heard felt good. It was a moment that was very important. The humour mixed with important emotions felt revolutionary to me.
What do you hope a young mind will take away from your work or art in general?
That there is freedom in art. It is its own language and using that to express yourself is not only fun but powerful.
What is your dream creative project and why?
I have always loved the idea of having my art take over a hotel. Designing the entire interior and my work spilling out of all the crevices of the space. From the plates, vases, vessels, bed sheets, paintings, wallpapers, furniture, logo, website etc.