Meet the Marketplace No. 011
We started the Prism Boutique Marketplace Collection to introduce our community to local artists from across the country, and we’re so excited for you to meet the next round of independent makers. From handmade ceramics to original artwork, the thought and care that goes into each piece crafted by these artists is truly incredible.
Get to know the talented artists behind each featured brand of our new Marketplace Collection, and show your support any way you can.
Abstract-impressionist painter Megan Jorgenson first picked up a brush when she received a set of oil paints from her grandmother while in high school. It started as just a casual hobby, but after her mother’s passing in 2014, it became something she leaned on. “I was in a state of continual free falling, painting was the only thing that seemed to ground me,” says Megan. “It was almost as if it rekindled a part of my soul I had drifted from.”
She started selling ink and watercolor prints but hadn’t quite found her style yet. She says, “Then in 2019 my medium of earth elements seemed to just end up in my hands.” Once the pandemic hit, she knew it was her time to dive completely in. And she did just that.
Megan’s abstract paintings are inspired by nature and anything organic in earthly form. “Decay of old buildings and objects. Colors; some alone or some next to another. I could paint a whole painting on color alone,” she says. Described as a “gradual blossom,” Megan’s process Is also organic in nature. “Gathering, sifting, listening, walking, noticing, and sitting. Then it's an explosion of artistic dance.”
Karina Black of Cosa Collective
Los Angeles, CA
Karina started creating her ceramics after the idea came about during a conversation with her sister. She says, “I was explaining to her how I would spend all day looking for photoshoot props and had a hard time finding anything that spoke to me. That’s when she said, ‘why don’t you just create them?’” A couple of months later her sister surprised her with a wheel and a 25 lb bag of clay—and Karina fell in love.
Having worked in product photography and marketing, Karina started her own creative agency, Interlude Creative Studios, a few years ago and opened her own studio space last summer. “Creating ceramics felt like the perfect extension of my work—it was kismet,” says Karina.
Gaining inspiration from the natural world, using earthy tones and organic forms, Karina has found ceramics to be a grounding, meditative source for her. “I could be in the studio for hours and it feels like no time has passed. It has also helped me become a more patient person and let go of perfectionism.”
Los Angeles, CA
Selina Becker has always loved making art, from drawing to music and design—but painting was something she found solace in while grieving. “One day I was facing the mortality of my beloved papa, and felt the sudden and urgent need to paint,” says Selina. “I used whatever I could find that day, whatever was lying around, not any art supplies to speak of. It has been my passion and sanctuary ever since.”
And while painting is her passion, it’s just one of the many (many!) things Selina does. She says, “prior to painting I worked in the art department for film and TV, and for the last ten years I’ve had a vintage furniture and decor business, Salvare, in Silverlake.” She’s also an interior designer and real estate agent. Once she started putting her paintings on the walls of her shop, she felt fulfilled in a profound way. “And when they started selling, I was definitely encouraged to stick with it.”
Drawn to the concept of time, her paintings are both ancient and futuristic. “I’m trying to create what feels like futuristic relics found in ancient sands,” she says. Selina is able to achieve such a juxtaposition of time by using the materials available to her, including rust from found objects, earth plasters, and sand from her family’s land in the desert. She says, “the natural materials make me feel closer to the finished paintings. A painting will change with time, as does the human body.”We’re so excited to work with and support these makers who continually inspire us. If you’d like to get to know their work further, check out their websites and give them a follow on Instagram. And make sure you shop our Marketplace Collection.
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