Broadies in black
I just noticed that The Broad has been prettily curating their Instagram, taking advantage of the three across format. And I'm on it! I'm very grateful to the museum for including me in the series featuring Visitor Services Associates that are also artists. Below I'm pictured in between my talented coworkers Quinn Salazar and Adrian Barrientes, sandwiched by a favorite Cy Twombly painting, The Rose, 2008, and the Callings Out of Context event at the museum.
Here's what I said when asked how working at the museum inspired my art practice:
My long looks and studies have inspired new ideas in process. For example, Mark Bradford's layering and sanding technique, Basquiat laying down paint, covering it up, and introducing collaged elements. Also the looseness of Keith Haring is fantastic—working rapidly and boldly on such a large scale. Roy Lichtenstein painting outside of the lines and leaving his "mistakes" is a lesson in confidence. Ellen Gallagher's use of repetition, layering, ephemera, and clever techniques of cutting is inspiring. Making art is hard. It is all in the doing. Seeing the artist's hand is especially meaningful for me."
— Sacha, visitor services associate (from The Broad's Facebook post)