Sprightly She Goes
Visual artist Erin Stesch brings items and images to life through her use of color, texture, and contrast. She has recently been experimenting with ink on glass to create beautiful wearable works of art!
How did you come up with your brand name?
My brand name is Sprightly She Goes: Erin Stesch Art + Design. I'm a fine artist as well as a crafter so I wanted to have my actual name within the brand name, but I wanted it to stand out. "Sprightly She Goes" is the name of one of my favorite personal works of art and it also conveys the feeling of my brand, which is lively and different.
What was the first thing you made?
The first thing I ever made that I actually remember was this dreadful toothpick and construction paper Christmas ornament. It was like a pink circle with four toothpicks glued to it. I started taking art seriously towards the end of high school and majored in it when I was in college. I did a lot of feminist sculpture at the time and really identified as a 3-D artist but as the years have passed, I have fallen more and more in love with multi-media, 2-D work.
If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
Possibly set up an art scholarship for poor students like me that lived off of ramen noodles for four years. That and fund an animal rescue organization so they could focus on the good work they do and not have the stress of keeping the organization afloat.
Who are your favorite artists/makers?
There are so many amazing makers in the area, I don't think I could choose! I do own some beautiful earrings from Uncaged Artistry and some amazing smelling soap from Good JuJu Herbal. My favorite artists of all time are Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Salvador Dali, Kehinde Wiley, and all of the female artists throughout history such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Louise Nevelson and Judy Chicago who paved the way for all of us female artists today.
What song/artist is #1 on your playlist?
I'm a little eclectic when it comes to music. My most listened to artists right now are Garbage, Sia, and any 80s alternative music. I've also had a Beck awakening. I always knew he was great but never listened to his stuff that much until recently. His work is great to listen to when I'm creating because it's mellow but melodic and interesting.