Mariana, a miserável // Mariana, the miserable one

:: AGE

29

:: LOCATION

Porto, Portugal

:: MEDIUM

Drawing

:: IDENTIFIES AS

crier and drawer

As a womxn, why do you think it is important to create?

Art is a way of embedding a message and giving voice, to say things that are not easy to express through words. Even not thinking on my art as a way of protest, in my opinion, being a woman and to be successful in any area it’s a victory. It’s easier for a man.

What has been your proudest moment as an artist/creative?

When someone whose work i admire, knows and also admires my work.

How do you define love?

It’s the fuel for life, what makes everything worthy and make sense.

What is the space like that you create in?

In my home, near my stuff and my cat.

What do you like to listen to while you create?

Tv, radio, podcasts…

What’s your earliest memory of making art?

I believe we all are born artists so my oldest memory of creating art is probably the drawings i use to do when i was a child. No worries, no formation, no filters.

How do you make time to create?

It’s part of my life and work. The question should be “how do you arrange time not to create?”

What or who keeps you inspired?

People, life, heartbreaking stories, soap operas. In the end, misery is my motto and my inspiration.

Mariana, THANK YOU for embracing misery as a source of inspiration. It’s refreshing to see that side of our everyday lives transferred into art. Your website and instagram/instashop are FULL of things we love. Thank you for choosing to create and above all, inspiring others to do the same. P.S. the biography on your website is perfection. We can’t wait to buy a little miserable book!