Piece description from the artist
'Pop, Lock and Drop It' is a product of multiple ideas. It's a pattern that I started drawing during classes my senior year of college because it lends itself well to notebook paper. The colors were inspired by my brothers, because so few of my works make it out of the studio without pink on them and I wanted to create something they would like to have in their rooms. The medium was chosen because I wanted to create something completely out of sharpies, because they are awesome.
Katie Glassman has always loved the intricate designs of textiles. In high school, she was lucky enough to have an art teacher who encouraged her to embrace this passion and create new patterns of her own. She draws inspiration from the decoration of the world around her, be it clothing, architecture, or interior design. Her work combines styles from all parts of the world and all periods of time, bringing them together with a handcrafted touch that sets them apart from the reproducibility of conventional textiles.
Katie was raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned her bachelors degree in art history from Tufts University in 2011. She now lives and works in Boston, where she has wonderful roommates who not only tolerate but support her painting all over their apartment.