We briefly chatted with Amanda Yamashita, the artist behind our latest LACAUSA Store window display, about inspiration sourcing, all things nylon and her summer look.
Tell us about your creative process.
My creative process usually begins with the material. I take materials and try to imagine them in a new way. I start with an individual form and build upon it- letting it grow and transform. The final composition is directly related to how the material dictates itself. For this reason, I always say that gravity is one of my materials. Throughout the process, I edit edit edit. If something isn't working out, I change up the composition until it feels right.
What materials do you generally work with?
I find inspiration everywhere! It's in brainstorming, in conversations with other creatives, in galleries and museums, in nature, on Instagram, in fashion, in architecture, even in Home Depot!
Which piece that you’ve made is your favorite and why?
My favorite piece is always changing! My answer to that is almost always whatever my latest creation is. In this case, it's a giant brain sculpture I made for a music video that has LED lights rigged throughout that beat to the music! I love it because I made it in collaboration with a friend and also because it was the largest thing I've ever made! When it comes to installation, the bigger the better!
What's your Summer Look?