What happens when you blend the wild imagination with the wild crop? A whole lot of magic, that's what.
This piece is a testament to collaboration. The recent work of a dear friend and incredible artist, Madi Luschwitz.
Where were you born and what is your star sign?
We see you as respected and loved figure in the community and on social media, how do you feel responsible in this role?
As an artist, what message are you sharing though your art?
Connection between the earth and its inhabitants, self growth and our infinite potential.
We love the grounding essence of your cosmic work, how did the Australian bush and the rocketship come to light?
Iv always been a day dreamer. My mind has always drifted off into different stories and depictions of my moments spent in reality. Coming up with imaginary stories within the Australian landscape and combining it with a natural human instinct to be drawn to the galaxy and it’s glittering show that it puts on every night. I love the childlike aspect when my bush creatures combine with the cosmos I feel like my inner 5 year old Madi is taking over my hand as I create.
Whats tools do you use to stay balanced amongst life's beautiful chaos?
What or who, is your biggest inspiration?
What has been your greatest achievement?
Do you have animal guides, cosmic guides, or perhaps a higher consciousness you tap into?
Through dreams and some of my deep meditations I experience subtle visions of colour and creatures or a feeling that I need to stop and draw immediately. These images are so fleeting but feel really special so I always keep my diary next to me or draw them out not long after they happen.
In terms of animal guides I feel SO connected with animals, always have. I feel they all guide me in different ways. Whether it’s a beautiful tawny frogmouth owl that makes you slow down to appreciate its grandness or a whale in the ocean when your surfing, I always feel a surge of inspiration and purpose after these close encounters.
What has recently inspired you? Are you working on anything at the moment.
Yes I’m exploring works inspired by my travels to remote landscapes and what they clear within ourselves by being away from technology and the simplicity of living off the land. I spent 6 weeks in Sumba and currently been travelling the Northern Territory for 5.
With this in mind Im combining this with the connection to ancient handcrafts through thread and dirt (embroidery and ceramics). I’m so drawn to the simplicity of representation as seen in aboriginal, Egyptian and Mexican folk art I love the bold, confidence and purpose of story they hold.
I like to think of these cultures while I’m making art and then morph it together with my fierce love for Australia and its raw beautiful aesthetic.
We have been following your adventures into the Australia desert, how did it feel to be out there?
It feels insane and so powerful in so many ways. Iv wanted to see it for years and finally just called it last year to do it! Seeing Uluru and Kata-Juta two very sacred sites was full on! A silence takes over you I felt honoured to experience them. When I felt Uluru electricity went through my arms. Also I had the rare opportunity to visit a closed aboriginal community with my beautiful friend Lilly as she visited her family there. We got to meet some really inspiring artists, hunters and people still so connected to the harsh dry landscape. They were so welcoming and I felt honoured to be able to meet everyone and hear their stories.
Why did you want to collab with the hemp temple?
I have been so inspired watching you guys grow as a brand and a way of living. Holding so much integrity in the process. You truely practise what you preach and put out so much good vibes! It’s an honour to create alongside a brand with strong core values that reflect your own. I’m a big fan of hemp and slow fashion.
It’s also been so grounding to wear on my travels through Sumba and Northern Territory this year. There really feels to be something primal and ancient about hemp when I wear it I feel really feminine and strong at the same time.
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