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Interview: Marianne Roussety

We spoke to #Faithfullgirl & conscious artist, Marianne Roussety about who she is, her journey to becoming an artist and the inspiration behind her latest art series.

Photographed on 35mm film by Ben Rayner.

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“ Marianne, please introduce yourself.”

"Hi! My name is Marianne and I am a french canadian/mauritian artist living and creating on Bundjalung land, Byron Bay."

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“What is the inspiration behind your latest art collection.”

"This small series is a continuation of my last series, inspired by my roots from Mauritius and the slow way of living."

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“Tell us about your journey in becoming an artist.”

"My father taught me to draw when I was little and I have always loved creating ever since. Creating through arts has always been my best way to express myself. I’ve tried multiple mediums, drawing, pottery, painting.. But my favourite remains painting!"

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“ Where or who do you draw inspiration from?”

"A lot of my inspiration comes from women, nature and a touch of my own intuition."

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“You are very open about conscious living and creating. What does conscious artwork mean to you?”

"To me, a conscious artwork is about trying to source eco-friendly materials when possible. I am very lucky and grateful that my partner builds my canvases, with sustainably sourced timber and hemp fabric (a more sustainable alternative to conventional cotton)."

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“Your current playlist sounds like…”

"A bit of a mix of many styles at the moment.. Nicolas Jaar, Patrick Watson, Fleetwood Mac, Elder Island.."

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“What is the best piece of advice you have been given as a creative?”

"Follow your own intuition!"

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“This Australian summer you are most looking forward to….”

"All the sunny days spent at the beach, going on little roadtrips, early rises and late sunsets over the ocean!"

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Words by :

Marianne Roussety

Photography by :

Ben Rayner