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‘Exquisite Familiar’ Artist: Maya Wilson

Maya is one of our ‘The Exquisite Familiar’ artists. ‘The Exquisite Familiar’ is an Access2Arts project that sees a group of eleven South Australian disabled artists, both emerging and established, working together through multiple workshops and mediums to create powerful collaborative art. This art is then exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia and MOD., placing disabled artists firmly and proudly in prominent institutions.

What was the inspiration for your uncanny creatures?

Mainly surrealism and psychedelic art, but also added realism for the heads of the animals.

A black and white pencil sketch of a cat-headed and fish-tailed creature.

Tell me a bit about yourself and your artistic practice.

I focus on lots of different art styles but I do a lot of digital art but have recently gotten into watercolour and sketching on paper.

Where do you find inspiration?

I take lots of my inspiration from Pinterest, around the city, movies and tv shows as well.

How does your disability influence your craft?

It’s really helped me with inspiration and  is a good motivation for stress and anxiety or just needing a break 

What food, drink, or song inspires you?

A song that inspires me the most is Cosmic Love by Florence + The Machine 

Read more of The Exquisite Familiar artist interviews here.