Artist of The Week - Meet Favielle

Posted by Mélina Tremblay on

First of all, who are you and what do you do?

Bonjour-Ho (i'm NEVER letting this one die), I'm Favielle a Queer Black Woman, textile practitioners and a fibers explorer. Textiles are interwoven with society and my work tends to put an emphasis on this link. However, I will say this: right now I'm mostly thinking and planning.

Woman wearing a white bandana, glasses, and a delicate black night dress

What’s the art you most identify with?
The art I most identify with is such a broad yet interesting question... I'd say that I identify with art that challenges my daily life, art that changes my perception of it. My answer is really intimate. I can say with confidence that I've identified with a work of art when my experience of it tints my daily routine. Like walking on a sunny day and listening to «Walking on Sunshine», you feel me !  

What is the favorite piece of art that you have done?

The favorite piece of art I have made is the Cupid's Glove. It encompasses what I want to do and where I want to be. I want to make art that challenges your daily life. Some might find this project absurd, cute, funny, improbable, grotesque and there's space for these reactions. Also, for this project I was not alone. I was with my good friend Juliette D.  She lent me her hand and time. We were a team and uplifted each other. The imposter syndrome goes down when you are not alone. 

Crochet cover for pleasure object, hold in a gold hand with an orange by the side, on pink satin textiles

What inspires you the most to create?
Boredom... In moments when I feel like I lack interest, I find time to imagine and be creative. I guess it's my survival instinct manifesting itself through creativity. Creating keeps me interested and anchored in the present. I'm trying to avoid becoming a bored and apathetic person. That's what inspires me to create!
Turquoise crochet cover for pleasure toy

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
It is not a piece of advice per say, but it has been given to me in great amounts: Support. I don't have to be alone, work alone or even think alone. Like this interview for instance it's a perfect example of support. You're showing me love and interest and the same goes to you from me. Support and Solidarity! Yes, support and solidarity are the words that come to mind when you ask me for advice. 
Woman facing the wall, with a a textile throw on her shoulders
Instagram: @fav_the_fartist

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