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Art & Life with Fabiola Bedoya

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fabiola Bedoya.

Fabiola, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My history in art goes back to my childhood days. I am an only child so being creative came out of boredom to keep myself entertained. I remember spending my childhood days making dollhouses and filling sketchbooks full of drawings. In high school, I dove into photography, jewelry making, sewing, and ceramics.

I also attended my local community college for interior design and am currently studying for my BFA.

Overall, art brings me a peace of mind that other things cannot, it fills me with a sense of joy and accomplishment.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I don’t like limiting myself to one medium, as I love exploring new things. But in regards, to my photography, I create bright, colorful and saturated images as a way to reconnect back to my childhood. I find that the stresses and anxiety of adulthood can pull me into a funk, so I like to make my images the opposite of how I’m feeling. I hope my color photographs provide a bit of nostalgia as seen through the lens of a child and make your day brighter.

What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
With everything going on in the world today the role of artists has definitely changed. This is because art affects every single company we come in contact with, every single person we come across on a daily basis. Art has become part of us as a society and artists have a lot more power to make a change.

I tend to stay in tune with my local community more than anything else. This is because I live Tucson, AZ, a city that’s about an hour away from Mexico and I come from a Hispanic background, so anything involving those greatly affects me. My art can take a halt or become darker during troubling times.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
The easiest way to keep updated on new things is by following my Instagram account. To learn more about me and shop my designs visit my personal website. Also, if you’re ever in Tucson, AZ, I have items available at Pop Cycle, a local store that supports artists.

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Image Credit:
Nieves Montano, Christian B. Meza, James Almanza, Fabiola Bedoya

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