1xRUN Thru Interview
Moral Allegory by Hannah Stouffer
1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale?
Hannah Stouffer: I’ve been working on a couple new pieces in the last few months while traveling. I basically had no other choice than to create small bits of watercolor and ink work, scan them in periodically and rearrange them digitally due to my schedule. This piece was one of the products of that process so all I have are scraps of a million different layers, but some of them are amazing on their own. So yes, if you like scraps I’m your girl.
1xRUN: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Hannah Stouffer: It’s been a common theme for a minute now. Metaphysics, light allegory, the same transcendental things I normally work with. It’s really just a further extension of my current obsessions and yes, it’s the beginning of a series for a few upcoming shows, but this piece specifically is exclusive for 1xRUN.
1xRUN: What Materials were used to create this piece with?
Hannah Stouffer: Ink and watercolor on paper, primarily, computer magic and so much lust.
1xRUN: When was this piece created and how long did it take to finish?
Hannah Stouffer: This piece was created during the holiday season 2013 at my folks house in Aspen, CO on a bearskin rug. Overall though, it took about 2 months to complete.
1xRUN: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Hannah Stouffer: I’m near obsessed with palm trees at the moment. The repetition is extremely meditative, similar to how I used to spend hours on snakeskin.
1xRUN: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Hannah Stouffer: I usually let my work be its own guide. It’s all floating around somewhere inside me.
1xRUN: What is unique about this piece?
Hannah Stouffer: It was actually based on an old Masonic rendering called ‘Masters Carpet’ which is pretty incredible.
1xRUN: Why should people buy this print?
Hannah Stouffer: If you feel what I feel, then its real.
1xRUN: Describe the piece/print in one gut reaction word.
Hannah Stouffer: All I can think of is rap lyrics. ‘I’d pinky promise but my pinky ring too big.’
1xRUN: Being your second time at Pow Wow Hawaii, who are some of the artists you’re really excited to see painting out there?
Hannah Stouffer: Best time of my life. The lineup is INSANE. ALL OF THEM. BFF LIFE.
1xRUN: What has your experience of Hawaii been in the past? What are you looking forward to this time around?
Hannah Stouffer: I love spam masubi and I could lay on the beach for eternity.
1xRUN: Do you have any plans for your wall out there or are you just going to improvise it when you get there?
Hannah Stouffer: I have no idea what I’m doing… ever.
1xRUN: You’ve been staying crazy busy per usual, bring us up to speed on some of the walls you’ve been doing lately?
Hannah Stouffer: We just got back from Art Basel, Miami- painting out in the Wynwood district. I have an upcoming installation at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood and a solo show at Slow Culture Gallery as well. A few secrets in the works and intentions of turning this year out in a real way.
1xRUN: How did 2013 wrap up for you?
Hannah Stouffer: Insane. I’m glad its over.
1xRUN: Aside from Pow Wow 2014, what are your plans for the new year?
Hannah Stouffer: So much. I’ll be putting together a few new solo shows from now till May and releasing some new news and a lot to look forward to.