June 04, 2010

"What do you do?"

I am attending a wedding this weekend. I know there will be a lot of old friends to catch up with and a lot of new people I will meet. I am kind of dreading the inevitable question, “What do you do?”

It’s not because I don’t love what I do, it’s just that I don’t really know how to exactly put it in words.

How do you explain that one day you are laying down grass for a movie star to lie on, while the next day you are suspending a rock star by her ankles from the ceiling. Do I go into detail about my one day jaunt up to Alaska to create a tea party for a certain political family?

“Set Designer, Prop Stylist, Art Director” Unless you are in the business it’s hard to really explain what it all means. And now I have new job titles to add to my list like Artist and Entrepreneur. How does "Purveyor of eco friendly art for children" sound? Maybe I will use this wedding to test out different answers and see what feels the most comfortable.

In the meantime if you would like to know more about what I do when I'm not printing and imagining new and brilliant Skårt designs , check out the videos below for a little behind the scenes footage of some of the most recent shoots I’ve worked on.