Daydreams: Cacti’s & Third Eyes
Amie Luczkowski Gibson is a young Aussie artist specialising in ceramics and illustration that we first discovered on instagram a few years ago. Pictures of her work are everywhere, the “potheads”, are probably her signature pieces, though now Amie has began experimenting with trinket dishes, bowls, plates and jewellery. We love Amie’s work for its mix of quirkiness, femininity and mystic wonder. Did we also mention she loves cacti and crystals as much as we do? It’s an obviously a divine match. Read below as we get to know a little bit more about Amie and her unique creations.
What is your star sign? Do you think it suits you?
Virgo, and yes I am the same star sign as Beyonce and I tell everyone who asks me that.
How do you get your creativity going?
Usually I watch documentaries or listen to music, but if I am having a creative block I just go out into the bush to help. Nature is my biggest inspiration.
What are some of the challenges of pursuing art full time?
You have to get used to your income going up and down and not stress about it too much, one week you can be doing really well and the next you can have $3 dollars to your name. Also people being rude for all different reasons. Family and friends will doubt the hell out of you and tell you to get a “real job” (whatever that means)! You just have to brush it off and keep going. Lots of people are full of praise too, so it kind of outweighs the bad stuff.
What inspires your work?
People and nature. I love nature and all the different plants and rocks and dirt and the weird shapes that nature makes, it is constantly surprising. I also really love the differences in people and their faces. People’s physical uniqueness fascinates me, and also people’s personalities, sort of the vibe and aura they give off really drives me. Everything I make usually has been inspired by a facial feature I have seen on a stranger, or sort of the way they conduct themselves and their manner.
Five words to describe your personal style?
Organic, eccentric, complex, ethereal, distinct.
Is there any mediums you have yet to explore that you would like to get into?
I would absolutely love to get into wood carving, that is my next challenge when I have enough time/money.
Anything exciting coming up for you?
Just going off on a holiday to America in June but that is about it. Nothing exciting art-wise.
Any advice for up and coming young artists?
Believe in yourself and don’t listen to those who tell you not to pursue art as a career. You will have to work hard, really really hard, but it will be worth it!
Thanks so much for sharing with us Amie! Big love for your trip ahead!