Who are you? Laura Horrocks aka Evelyn Luc, 24, Brisbane, Artist
Describe yourself in five words? dreamer, romantic, creative, blogger, scientist
What is your passion/What do you do? I am a visual artist which includes painting, drawing, sculpture and installation work. I studied at the Queensland College of Art focusing on a major in painting and art theory. I am also a graduate of a Bachelor of Science where I studied anatomy, neuroanatomy, psychology, biology, pharmacy, bio-chemistry and philosophy. Within my art career I get to research and reflect on all of these areas and more.
When did you develop/choose to follow your passion? My earliest memory of making art was drawing on a blackboard my parents bought for Christmas when I was around 5. From age 7 I was already giving away sketches to members of my family as gifts. I think when I actually commited myself to pursing art as a career would have to be 2011. I had dropped out of art school a couple of years early disheartened by the 2008 economic crisis and disillusioned after seeing firsthand some of the greatest art in the world in Europe. At the time I resigned myself to trying another path in life. Come 2011 I realised that art as a career choice was inevitable for me and not making art was in reality much worse than making art even if I was never as great as the many artists before me. I stopped worrying about how I would be relevant and what people would think and just embraced it. I realised making art wasn’t just what I enjoyed but it was a big part of who I was and how I looked at the world.
What inspires you? Everything! from other art, to music to books, to fashion, to design, to nature, to philosophy, to science. The world is overflowing with possibilities and ideas and potential. I started an inspiration blog at http://laurahorrocksart.blogspot.com.au/ to share all of the wonderful things that inspire my work. There are some days that I don’t feel like making something, but once I get started I stop thinking and go to this other place and all of a sudden many hours have passed and I think to myself ‘I love this so much’. Most times when I get an idea it’s like electricity, I will see the work as it would look finished in my mind and what follows that is the urge to start working on it.
Best advice I recieved on following my passion? Living your life to make sure everyone else is happy will never in fact ensure the everyone else is indeed happy. There will always be someone who you’ve disappointed or let down or generally disagreed with. You might as well do something that makes you happy than not, otherwise you’re not happy and neither are the people around you. And always listen to your heart, your head will tear you to pieces but your heart knows the way.
Where can people find you? You can find my work at http://evelynluc.wordpress.com/