Christina Mrozik has spent the majority of her life observing the natural world and the types of relationships that form within it. Having grown up on the Grand River in Michigan, she was inspired by it’s habitats at an early age. She often draws with ink and marker on paper, adding bursts of color with watercolor and high pigmented acrylics.
Christina was looking for a site that would highlight her work in a minimal way so it would pop off the page. The homepage is a cluster of art that draws the eye down and encourages the user to keep scrolling.
“Making was always a part of everything, and it just seemed natural to want to continue doing it forever.”
“I’ve been making as long as I can remember. Both of my parents are very creative in different ways and I’m very lucky that they always encouraged me to pursue artistic endeavors. I remember spending the summers working on craft projects, crocheting with my grandma, building miniatures, hanging out on the floor of my dad’s wood shop. Making was always a part of everything, and it just seemed natural to want to continue doing it forever.”
“…we can love and oppress each other at the same time… this world is not binary but exploding in every direction at once with beauty and love and pain and sorrow.”
“More than looking at any artists work, I feel inspired by my friends who present me with information that proves how complicated and simultaneous everything is. Experiences and thoughts that encourage me to see things more incongruently, and recognize that we can love and oppress each other at the same time, that this world is not binary but exploding in every direction at once with beauty and love and pain and sorrow. The outer dialogs I encounter sit in me and effect my inner world. I often make work about the complex situations of the everyday- subjects like sickness, separation, bonding in friendship, the struggle to find home, regret, the struggle to feel whole and round and full. Having an inner language of flora and fauna allows me to then translate those experiences into the drawings that feel most natural to me.”
“Just trust that you and your honest work are valuable enough to share.”
“If the project feels honest, go for it. Don’t make something just because it feels trendy and cool. And then be nice to yourself, because it is hard to put something out there that is truly honest. There will be a lot of uncertain moments throughout the process, and you have to just keep putting one foot in front of the other through those hard moments. Just trust that you and your honest work are valuable enough to share.”