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Interview with Artist Sabine Armour for their series "Depth"

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Interview with Artist Sabine Armour for their series "Depth"

We were elated when we found the beautiful, moody and inky pieces made by Sabine! Sabine uses a unique process with ink and paper that uncovers the colors at the edges of black. These works make us curious about what's beneath the surface and the abstract series they created to feature at Viscera during Oakland Art Month is called Depth. We sat down with Sabine to learn more about their history as an artist and what the meaning of this series is to them. "Winding"   Jen:  Tell me about yourself. What's your story? Sabine:  I'm a disabled, queer, Oakland-based alcohol ink painter. My schedule revolves around my...

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Interview with Photographer Lina Torres for her series "Revealing Faces"

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Interview with Photographer Lina Torres for her series "Revealing Faces"

We were so excited to discover the surreal photographs of Lina Torres! Her work evokes in us a sense of mystery, irony, humor and a balance between levity and rootedness. Viscera will continue to represent Lina and her Revealing Faces photography series on our website. In March, we sat down with Lina to learn more about her history as an artist and what the meaning of this series is to her. Jen: Tell me about yourself, what’s your story? Lina: Well, I grew up in Colombia, I’m from Bogotá, all my family lives there. I started studying journalism in Colombia....

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Maker Story: Ricci of Rust & Flourish

Maker Story: Ricci of Rust & Flourish

Ari interviewed Ricci, Founder and Creative Director of Rust & Flourish. You'll probably seen Ricci's beautiful dried flower bouquets and wreaths alongside her selection of plants and pots at the shop.  Tell us a little about yourself, what's your story? I went to art school and studied for my BFA in photography, specializing in portraiture and conceptual photography. I am an artist, and am forever finding ways to execute the feelings, ideas, and the noise from within outward. Sometimes I am a photographer, sometimes I am a floral designer, or a business owner or a gardner, or a painter. But always an...

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Creators: Meet Noella of Issues

Creators: Meet Noella of Issues

 I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Noella Teele in the new ISSUES location at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 40th Street. We love working with Noella and Joe, the founders of ISSUES, and have had their #IssuesAnnex in the Viscera shop for almost a year now. Read more to find out how they started their business and what keeps Noella going. Ari How do you describe yourself? What do you do? Noella I am first and foremost the co-owner of issues, which means I'm here a lot. I take care of all the back end things and admin everything...

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My Maker Story

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My Maker Story

  For those of you who haven't met me yet,  I'm Ari, the owner/founder/designer/maker/shopkeep at Viscera. Over the last two and a half years I've been busy building the shop and brand, but realized I never really stopped to tell you about myself as a maker. I've talked a lot on this blog about being your own boss and a ton about how to organize and minimize your stuff, but I haven't talked much about creativity from the lens of 'play' and the importance of making things. At the shop, I design jewelry, clothing, and graphics all the time, but there's something fundamentally...

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