Delta Venus is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Delta's work focusses on fusing the conscious and subconscious realms. She is an avid explorer of the mind, delving deep into the dream space in order to seek answers unknown to the physical world. Delta works primarily within the area of abstracts and surrealism, her work embodying intuitive feeling and an innate sense of calm. Outside of her practice, Delta is interested in astral projection, sensory deprivation tanks, psychonautics, and metaphysics. Delta's life goal is to capture her findings in these areas and convey their messages through her work and share with others so they too have a better understanding of themselves and the world.
Q. Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist…
A. Around a year and a half ago I was aching for colour. I wanted to be surrounded by more beauty in my life but I wasn't sure how to make that happen. So instead of seeking it externally, I decided to create it. In a single instant, I recognised the meditative state painting would put me in. Ever since painting has become a part of my daily routine. I try to remember to consume less and create more. To bring into being the beauty I imagine in my mind.
Q. Describe your work in three words…
A. Minimal, emotional, intuitive
Q. What does your creative process look like?
A. My process is relatively unstructured but often will start with a vision or a dream of a piece art. I can see the shapes or colours, the movement and I know the feeling. Some times the piece will demand to be sculpted, or written about with words, or beaten out of clay. I don't really feel like I have too much say in the process. I am simply a vessel and the concepts flow through me to take whatever form they need to. A set of hands to bring something into being.
Q. Where do you draw inspiration from?
A. Everything. My life, my experiences, the people I encounter, flowers, food, scents, dreams. Inspiration comes internally and externally for me. I use meditation and sensory deprivation tanks to really access my inner-sanctuary for ideas. I am truly grateful that I have been able to access an inwardly focussed vision, an endless source of infinite possibility.
"Art has been an absolutely transformative part of my life. It has been a teacher and a healer, allowing me to work through deep trauma and find an inner-calm I never knew before. I hope my practice brings self-awareness to others, allowing them to think critically about their minds and how their inner thoughts affect their outer worlds. Better said by Jung: Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes."
Q. Do you have a favorite quote, or a phrase you think about often?
A. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Jung
Q. What messages or emotions do you hope to convey to your audience?
A. I like to communicate with my audience as much as possible. To share the lessons I am learning and the things I am discovering. Mostly this is centered around consciousness, healing, self-love and hermeticism. I like to remind everyone who encounters my work that we are all human and for as different as we all are, we are very much the same.
Q. What is your approach to using color?
A. I've recently been labeled the "black and white artist" and colour is a tool I use sparingly and intentionally. Most of my work thus far has focussed on what can be created using a monochromatic palette. For me, colour is used to add a depth of emotion that can't be conveyed in black and white. I don't really get to choose colours, they come to me in visions and I paint them as I see them.
Q. If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be?
A. Yayoi Kusama. I would love to experience her physical Energy in person.
Q. What makes you laugh no matter what?
A. My partner John. I have never met someone who makes me laugh more in my life, probably why I fell in love with him.
Q. What makes you nervous?
A. Speaking in front of others. I tried spoken word poetry a little while ago. The nerves I felt bearing my soul in front of a live audience were unlike any I've felt before.
Q. What's next?
A. I have just recently relocated to a new space and studio in Melbourne. I'm working on a collection of work I hope to exhibit in a solo show in a few months time. Stay tuned x
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