Disturbingly Beautiful, Amazingly Gross
Just an FYI: Some of the art in this post could be considered “NSFW”.
June’s Artist Spotlight is Ling Song, AKA linggo.artist on Instagram!
I love artwork that presents creepy, gross or freakish things in a beautiful way, and that’s Ling Song’s specialty. I was so glad she decided to be our Artist Spotlight of the month!
She has some really great things to share with us. ♡
In your own words, please introduce yourself, and tell us why you do what you do.
I’m a self taught sculptor and independent artist. I graduated from The School of Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA degree in Fine Art. I have developed and matured my sculpting experience through both school and hobby. My work is usually known as “Disturbingly Beautiful Amazingly Gross”
If a kid walked up to you asking for your advice and you only had a few minutes to give ‘em your best tip, what would it be?
Follow your passion and never give up.
If you had the chance to live during an artistic movement or fashion era in the past, which one would you choose?
It will be a dream come true if I could live during the birth period of surrealism. My inspirations are usually coming from the exploration of my dream and unconsciousness as a valid form of reality.
What do you do to get into your creative zone?
Make it sacred. Treat art like something you cannot live without.
How do you fit your creative work into your schedule? What days or time of the day do you usually work?
I spent at least an hour a day to create a small creative piece. It is very hard to keep making creative work on a day to day base, but it makes me become a better artist. I find it very interesting that I tend to do better work on a busy work day than a non-work day.
What are your favorite things to work with (tools, materials, etc.)?
My recent favorite things is to work with Fimo clay. It has the perfect softness for sculpting.
What are your biggest creative inspirations?
My childhood. Growing up with grandparents who are both doctors. I was very impacted by my childhood life. My grandmother is a gynecologist. I spent most of my childhood in her office. I read a lot of medical books and heard a lot of stories from different patients.
What was the most enjoyable thing you’ve ever done with your creative work?
The most enjoyable thing I’ve ever done with my work is seeing it finished. I have a really bad habit of starting a project and never finishing it.
Last but not least the most important question: What’s your favorite dinosaur?
“Make it sacred. Treat art like something you cannot live without.” – Ling Song
mom / artist / writer / light worker / editor-in-chief of neon moonbeam