Megan Crist is a photographer, a writer, and a designer who is new to the Raleigh area. Crist’s collection of art, “Through the Glass”, is on exhibit in the Imurj Main Gallery exhibit, MONO a MONO. Crist discusses her inspirations, her artwork, and her creative process.
Q: How would you describe yourself & your artistic style?
A: In general, I consider myself someone who always likes to learn new things. I love to read on a variety of topics. I find a lot of inspiration in all kinds of sciences as well as in my life experiences and environments. As far as being a photographic artist goes, I aim to translate an idea into a somewhat abstract image to produce an emotional response. It is a different avenue than my past experience with editorial and weddings. It comes from the angle of asking, “What else can I make with these same tools?”
Q: How would you describe your art/piece that is on exhibit at Imurj?
A: Through Glass III (2) references identity. In this image, one of the mannequins appears to have an explosion where the head would traditionally be and it is lifting a new face out of some packaging.
Q: What inspired you to create this piece of art?
Q: What’s the process of making your work?
Q: Does local Raleigh/NC culture inspire or influence your art?
Q: Why do you love what you do?
A: Putting your ideas out there is hard, but creating is liberating.