Posts Tagged ‘Sculpture’

Interview with Apryl Miller – Artist from NYC

Apryl Miller

Apryl Miller is an artist residing in New York. A lifelong poet, she discovered her love and talent for art later in life. Her work includes paintings, soft sculptures, installations, collage, furniture, and interior design. You can find out more about Apryl through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and her portfolio on Saatchi.

ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your journey with art.

Apryl Miller Dyl-ScanApryl Miller: I come from a large, creative, DIY family and though we were always doing different sorts of art projects, we were not gifted visually and we never thought of ourselves as artistic. My father was a minister and I remember as a small child going and helping the church ladies put together their beautiful, clever projects to sell at the yearly Christmas Fair.

When I had to paint or draw an image in art classes as a child, it was difficult for me. It seemed as if I was always expected to make tight, realistic images, when I am actually a loose, abstract artist. But I could not have known that then, and those childhood classes were not the place to experiment. It was in my home, with my family, working on projects together, that I felt a sense of mastery and direction. When I was in my early 40’s, I began to whisper to myself that I was an artist and as time went on, that whisper turned into a normal speaking voice.

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Interview with Cyrus Kabiru – Visual Artist from Nairobi, Kenya

Cyrus Kabiru - Visual Artist - Nairobi, KenyaCyrus Kabiru was born in Nairobi and also went to school in Nairobi. He is a self taught artist. His studio is at the Kuona Trust in Nairobi. Cyrus is currently a painter as well as a sculptor. He works with recycled products, and his signature is the unique eye glasses that he makes with various waste materials.

You can connect with Cyrus on Facebook or email him for more information and to purchase his art.


View Cyrus Kabiru’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Cyrus, can you please give us a background of yourself?

Cyrus Kabiru: I am an artist. A visual artist, not a … you know there are many different kinds of artists: visual, performing … so I am a visual artist. I work with everything – Painting, Sculpture, Recycled, … everything. So when I started art, I was at an early age. I come from a slum in Kenya. So I used to see junk. Everyday, I woke up, the first thing I would see is junk. So I mix painting together with junk.

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Interview with Dennis Muraguri – Visual Artist – Nairobi, Kenya

Dennis Muraguri - Visual Artist - Nairobi, Kenya

Dennis Muraguri was born in Naivasha, Kenya, where he completed his primary school. He completed his high school in Kiambu and later moved to Nairobi where he went on to major in Drawing and Painting from the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts. He topped his class with distinction. Dennis is currently a painter and sculptor. He uses wood and metal for his sculptures.

You can connect with Dennis on Facebook or you can email him for further information or to purchase his art.


View Dennis Muraguri’s gallery. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Dennis, could you please give us a background of yourself and your art?

Dennis Muraguri: I started very young, I did not know what I was doing actually. Art came from the toy making, the drawing of matatus (Kenyan buses) when I was a kid, and it came to a point where it affected my work in school cause I would no longer take notes. I would draw instead of taking notes, so my books were filled with a lot of drawings. But I still did not know what that was. I did not know it was art. I did not know what that meant. So later on I was lucky to go to a high school where there was art lessons. Then I took that. After that I went to a college where they taught art called Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts. From there I came directly from college and started practicing.

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