Monday, August 17, 2009

Interview: Jared Andrew Schorr

Name: Jared Andrew Schorr
Occupation: Illustrator
Location: Montclair, CA.
Etsy shop

1. What kind of art do you make?
Most of my illustrations are cut paper.

2. What do you enjoy most about working in this medium?
The fact that I can take paper, any kind of paper, and turn it into something I want is always amazing to me. I also like that I am using a medium that most people use as a surface for their own medium. Taking the pencil, paint, or ink, out of the equation forces me to simplify and plan ahead.

3. What challenges have you found in your work?
It is extremely satisfying having all the loose pieces in front of me and discovering how the puzzle fits together. Illustration is problem solving and the dimensional aspects of my compositions are always a fun hurdle.

4. Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in discovery. In trying to amaze not only the viewer, but myself. I still think it's incredible that I can make things that I love and that other people appreciate it.... Seeing my sons face when I show him each new piece is pretty inspiring too.

5. What are your favorite artists, designer or blogs?
S. Britt, Roald Dahl, Souther Salazar, Jim Henson, Scott Campbell, Wes Anderson, Douglas Adams, Jean Jullian, Lab Partners, Mike Perry


Azra Momin said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing this. Love those pink bugs. Love them all, actually:)

greavesdesign said...

Fantastic work! Wow!

zoetropa said...

Great interview. Really like his work!