Katarina Navane is an extremely talented artist that makes sculptures, creatures, and jewelry. She has a funky creepy style I just love and think you need to fill your home with.
How long have you been creating?
Longer than I can remember
What inspired you to become an artist?
My dad is an art professor and my mom a theater costumer, so I was always encouraged to try a ton of different art and craft media, so I have always been making things one way or another. Creation is just my default state.
What medium(s) do you use for your art?
I never managed to settle on just one–whenever I get bored with one thing I just switch media for a while. But I do a lot of relief printing, jewelry making, and what can only be called mixed media.
Which of your pieces is your favorite?
What artists inspire you?
Hieronymus Bosch is probably the biggest, his work always inspires me to create monsters. But also Edward Gorey and Joseph Cornell come to mind.
Do you have any funny stories related to your art?
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve used the “it’s for an art project” excuse when getting weird looks for picking up dead bugs or the like…
What is the most challenging part of being an artist in the medium you’ve chosen?
My mixed media methods both for 2d collage and sculpture involve mostly accumulating a lot of interesting things and spreading them out and rearranging until it looks good, so finding enough space to store a hoard of miscellanea and the work space to spread it out is always a challenge. I wind up working on the floor a lot.
Is there anyone you’d like to promote?
My mom is using her costuming experience to make historical costumes, festival wear, and other special occasion clothes especially for anyone who can’t buy that sort of thing on the rack, and she makes amazing work. Check her out on Facebook as RoseHips Creations or at rosehipscreations.com.
Where can we find you on social media?
Thanks so much to Katarina for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer these questions! If you’d like some spooky, creative, and clever art in your home, be sure to check her out. One of her more recent creations is a clam with human teeth, it’s quite the sight to see and photos can be found on her Facebook page!