Framed Interview: Eddie Morris
The man behind our recent Lisa Mitchell feature artwork takes five.
Recently we ran a feature with Australian folk-pop darling Lisa Mitchell, and the header image we used was from Eddie Morris AKA @______e.m______ on Instagram. To say thanks and to get to know him and his work a little better, we flung him a few questions and he sent us back some more cool pictures.
Eddie Morris, 24, male, boring Brisbane.
Where are you now? What are your immediate surroundings?
Currently lying down on the floor in the studio surrounded by coffee cups, pens, a big sheet of paper, plants.
Please describe a typical day:
First thing, I walk up and grab a qua-shot latte from the boys at Shawty Expresso. I get home, plug in my headphones, start dancing and getting mentally prepared to sit down scribbling for hours on end.
What mediums do you use? Do you like to use many or do tend to use the same tools again and again?
I draw with Copic Fineliners on Archers paper. I go through about 30 pens a week creating a big piece. I don't think I'll be changing styles and going back to painting any time soon. I'm vibing hard on what's coming out of the tips of my pens lately.
Where do the ideas for your work come from? Is there a particular time or place in your life that seems to generate a lot of your ideas?
My last series came directly from a break up. Nothing bad, no hate or distress, it was incredibly saddening for me. So a lot of my drawings are just me working through those feelings.
What have you been listening to lately? Is music something that is just playing constantly while you work?
Music is a necessity for me while I work. Songs and lyrics inspire me a great deal. My recently played music includes Mura Masa - Love$ick, Jidenna - Long Live The Chief, GTA's new album, Jack Garratt's latest album, Gambino and Chris Brown - Kiss Kiss.
What is something new you have noticed or learned recently?
I'm not as flexible as I once thought. Thanks Yoga.
What was the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Actually, this was something I told myself as I went through some fucked up times and created a whole new series. It become the title for my exhibition: "Breathe, focus, destroy".
Can you suggest three artists/illustrators/creatives we should check out?
Jake Reston (Artist) / Kal Reston (Photographer) / Eli Dooner (Singer).
What are your favourite and the best things to do in the city that you live in?
Well, to be honest, seeing it in the rear view mirror as I head to the coast is pretty nice.
Thanks a lot for you time! Any last words/shout outs?
I'd love to say thankyou to my family and friends for the constant support. Also a shout out to my boy Woodsy in Melbourne who's never far from my thoughts. Peace!
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