Elisa Wikey - tiny framed art prints
the tiniest & framiest of things!
Tell us who you are and a bit about yourself.
I’m an illustrator and creator of designed goods who loves puns and cheese. I’m originally from the San Francisco bay area but left to go to school in Denver, and then finally found my way to the Austin area where I’ve felt the most at home out of every place I’ve lived. My husband and I live with our 2 cats, 1 dog, and 1 hedgehog.
We know you create awesome miniature framed art pieces and enamel pins, but what else do you like to do?
I like creating more traditionally sized art prints, too! These days those are usually pop culture related for shows I participate in at Gallery 1998 in Los Angeles.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Almost everything I do in my life is art-related, so my inspiration comes directly from my hobbies and my generally-being-aliveness. Inspiration comes from all facets of my days.
When did you first know you were an artist?
Incoming trope: my entire life. There’s never been a time where I was not doing something artsy.
If you could spend the day with any artist, alive or dead, who would you choose?
I thought I had a quick answer for this but then I started thinking about it more and it became really hard to answer. So, easy answer: Van Gogh.
What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I love all of the things I’ve collected but right now I’d say a kiln calibration book that my grandfather printed and published himself.
If we peeked inside your studio what's the first thing we'd notice?
Probably the hedgehog’s terrarium, and then definitely the sheer amount of STUFF
What is your favorite color? What’s your favorite smell?
Color of the moment: lemon yellow. Smell of the moment: xerox paper.
Stranded on a desert island - If you could only have one book, movie, and album what would they be?
Yeesh, this is a lot of deep thinking! Hrrrm.
Book: The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
Movie: What We Do In The Shadows
Album: Permission To Land by The Darkness
Anything else you'd like to share?
I once wanted to be a children’s book illustrator and that’s actually what I got my degree in! It’s printed on my diploma and everything.