“I was born in the D.C. area and moved to NYC last year after spending 4 years living in Savannah, GA. I enjoy drawing strangers in public, ransacking haunted houses and expanding my thorough knowledge on all types of honey. I try to find purpose in my art by trying to evoke as much emotion as I can within my viewers. Some of my illustration clients include Playboy, Hasbro, Penguin, Night Shade Books and Coheed & Cambria. ” – Sam Wolfe Connelly
1xRUN Thru Interview
Batrider by Sam Wolfe Connelly
1xRun: Is the original still for sale?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: Yes, the black and white drawing actually is going to be available here on 1xRUN.
1xRun: When was this piece drawn/created?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: February 2012
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: It was initially done for an article in Winter issue of Asset International CIO (AICIO) magazine about positive relationships between people and groups.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: About a week.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: I don’t draw children very often, but I had a blast drawing the little girl riding a huge animal that I feel like most kids would love to fly on.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: It’s a little girl riding a giant bat, why WOULDN’T you buy this piece? Plus, if I die soon, having a print of this will be a fantastic investment!
1xRun: Describe this RUN in one gut reaction word.
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: aeroBATic
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: In the womb. But I was more into performance art then.
1xRun: What was your first piece?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: My birth.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
1xRun: What artists inspire you now?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: Mostly just odd, black and white photos I find. The creepier the better.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: Yea all I listen to is music. I can never go wrong with Coheed & Cambria, The Mars Volta, The Blood Brothers, Pierce the Veil. The list goes on.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: I dont think I could pick just one. I really want to do a giant gallery show with all my art friends here in NYC.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: Probably Egon Schiele because everything he did seemed to be brilliant.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: I dont think I’ve ever bought a piece of art. Which probably makes a bad case for trying to sell my own…shhh
1xRun: What else do you have in the works?
Sam Wolfe-Connelly: I’ve got some book covers in the works, a bunch of group gallery shows I’ll be in this year, and some jewelry I’ll be selling.
1xRun: Where o where can people find you across the wild world of the internette?