Elliott Ainsley is a young nonbinary artist and writer from San Francisco. Their work explores the affection and interaction between bodies in intimate relationships. Their piece, “Couple”, can be found in EPOCH Issue 02: Aftermath, available to purchase here.
Which artist/what artwork did you grow up admiring?
I have always adored the works of Gustav Klimt, the elaborate decoration that blurs the lines between abstract and representational, the sensual figures, the focus on feminine beauty.
What is the most challenging aspect of your creative process?
For me, I have always struggled with sharing my finished work, feeling confident that what I have created is worthy of an audience, of someone’s time.
What does your creative space look like?
My physical creative space is quite small and cosy, surrounded by prints of my favourite art, and many objects that I find inspiring. I would consider my main creative space, however, less of the literal room and more the headspace I am in when I am creating, one where I feel like my best self, imaginative and expressive.
Who is your biggest artistic supporter?
My partner! They always want to see what I am working on and are curious about my artistic process, and very encouraging and supportive of everything I create.