WAAM is pleased to present our exclusive interview with artist Hatti Iles, a Hudson Valley collage and multi-media artist whose creativity and fantastic subjects know no bounds.
WAAM: How would you describe yourself?
Hatti: This is a very difficult question! I am indescribable. (We all are.) However, here are a few clues. I don’t have a cell phone, a microwave or a pair of blue jeans. I’ve never been to Starbucks and didn’t learn to drive until I was 40.
I will remember your dogs name, but not yours. I believe in elves and fairies, and make it possible for beings of other realms to enter our world through my artwork, or allow us to enter theirs. But I think what best describes me is how very much I love animals and the wild wonderful world we are so privileged to inhabit.
WAAM: Are you a Hudson Valley native? If not, what brought you here and how long ago?
Hatti: No. Arrived in October 1970 to visit a friend.
WAAM: What & why do you create?
Hatti: I don’t think that question has an answer.
WAAM: What is your sustaining inspiration?
Hatti: Everything. However, I learned long ago that inspiration is not necessary. Sometimes just doing creates inspiration – but if you wait you won’t get much done.
WAAM: Do you have a job to support your art? How is it relevant?
Hatti: I take care of dogs. It is relevant because it enables me to buy food and other necessities to support life. And sometimes I sell art work.
Thank you Hatti!
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