Don’t forget all the incredible things right in front of you 🐇 🎨 ...
Elena Fiorenza Gatti is an independent artist from Chicago, IL. She is passionate about bringing her world of words, animals, color, and people to others. Her work surrounds deep thoughts and insights on her own, as well as others’ experiences with the world. Elena has explored her own mental health, well-being, and dreams within her art and hopes to make others feel less alone, seen, and happy through her pieces…Stance welcomes Elena’s first collection with 2 woman’s crew sublimated styles featuring an all over “Daisy Face” painting, and “panther cat”painting with the message “Don’t forget all the incredible things right in front of you”. The collation is rounded out with an all gender short sleeved tee, screened with her iconic cat illustration referencing her Italian last named Gatti.
You just quit your full time job to become a full time independent artist. How was that transition experience?
Quitting my job was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done. But I think I’ve really grown through putting myself in uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations…I’m proud of the confidence I have started to grow since making this jump. It feels really good to say I am going after my dream.
What is ahead for you in 2023?
I have a few cool things cooking which is very exciting! Two things in particular I am excited about is my art residency at the Pendry Hotel in Chicago (March 17th-19th), and the Other Art Fair in Chicago (April 27-30th). But if I’m being honest, I don’t have it all figured out, and I’m learning that’s just fine. I’m trying to take it one day at a time, learn as much as I can from others, and say yes to interesting opportunities.
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