A: “Melting your face off” could be a phrase describing a really good rock band, or it could be describing a drug trip gone wrong. After my cousin overdosed and died, this took on a whole new meaning for me. His journey with drugs was literally like a slippery slope for him, like one moment he was having fun, and the next, he wasn’t here anymore. Slipped between the cracks into the next dimension. It was very sudden and shocking to my whole family, and we just dont know why he thought that he was safe.
Q: What’s the process of making your work?
A: When Briana and I collaborate, it’s really an effective process. We brainstorm while watching documentaries, then I sketch out the base picture in ink. Then Briana starts to mix the paint and goes to work filling in my lines with vibrant hues. When either one of us gets creatively blocked, the other takes over. I add the final details and bolden the outlines to make our pieces really pop.
Q: Does local Raleigh/NC culture inspire or influence your art?
But there is also a pervasive drug culture in not just NC, but the whole US that I cannot help but see it, and be influenced by it.
Q: Why do you love what you do?
Elisabeth Flock’s “Trippy Drippy Face” is on exhibit in the Imurj Main Gallery until July 29 along with 3 other pieces.