“Transient patterns of light, colour and shadow”
Lizz Aston is a textile artist and industrial designer based in Toronto. In her work, she bridges gaps between traditional textile practice and contemporary art and design. Her work encompasses sculpture and installation, including interactive and site-specific projects. Aston holds an Advanced Diploma in Crafts & Design from Sheridan College, and recently completed a three-year artist residency in the Textile Studio at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the RBC Emerging Artist Studio Set-up Award. Aston’s work is represented in public collections including Humber Galleries and Collections, the Visual Arts Collection (ARBZ) at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives – Works on Paper Collection, and the Donovan Collection.
Lizz Aston – 30sec film artists Q&A
- What’s your favorite thing to do when you are alone?
- How do you usually get inspired again after working on a big project/painting?
- What's the last great book you read?
- What super power do you want to have?
- What’s your craziest dream?
- How do you come up with ideas?
What’s your favorite thing to do when you are alone?
How do you usually get inspired again after working on a big project/painting?
What's the last great book you read?
What super power do you want to have?
What’s your craziest dream?
1. One time I had a dream that in order to talk to someone on the phone I had to make mustard and blend it up and talk through the mustard in order to hear the person on the other side
2. Another time I had a dream that my mom was putting trays of socks in the oven, and I woke talking in my sleep telling her that there wasn't enough chicken wings!!
3. When I was a child, I used to wake up with food in my bed from sleep walking and eating in my sleep. My first apartment in Toronto was a photography studio, and in order to get to my bedroom I had to climb up a ladder through a hole in the floor. I was so nervous that I would walk in my sleep, and fall through the hole in the floor that I put a cup of nuts beside my bed to thwart my sleep eating. Needless to say it worked!