The Luminous Sunflower That Grows In Bushwick
We first met Ashley during one of our spring Soul Tribe Sessions and have been her fan ever since. Read our short Q&A to get to know Aza Desi.
When did you first realize that you were a visual artist?
Since I was little, I've always loved art. I never colored outside the lines, I participated in my grade school art fairs, etc. But it wasn't until about 3 years ago, when I created my very first painting on canvas, that I truly began to feel like an artist.
Your artwork continuously depicts women with a sunflower face? Why do you choose sunflowers? What meaning does it hold for you?
You also paint women in pop colors. Why?
What do you want people to feel or think when they see your work?
Sum up your work in one sentence.
What artists do you admire the most?
How has living in N.Y.C. influenced or defined your work?
What do you feel is your soul’s purpose?
I often wonder what my purpose is, being that I feel like I'm changing all the time. But through my evolution, the constant desire to help others in any way I possibly can remains the same.