by Monika Blichar
Do you ever think about the Apocalypse? I try not to but after meeting Blobfish Apocalypse, I can’t stop! Don’t worry, it’s a good thing! Blobfish is a unique artist and maker who will be at the Art World Expo in Edmonton on April 12, 2019! You’ll never think of the Apocalypse again after you read this interview!
What inspires you to make art?
Everything inspires me whether its music, film, nature, other art & artists. Art is also an outlet for me & a form of therapy. It’s helped me get a lot out whether its joy, anger, sadness, anxiety. Art has gotten me through a lot of hard times & taken me on a path of self-discovery for me & helped me learn a bit more about myself.
When did you know you wanted to pursue your art as a career?
I live for art. My whole family is pretty creative so art has always been a daily activity in the household. Whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was “an artist”.
You make a lot of different things! Tell us about the character that you have created which also stems as your brand name, Blobfish Apocalypse.
I’ve always been fond of coming up with fun little characters to draw & there was one in particular that had been
around for a while. His name was “Percy,” based on a guinea pig with a big personality who became one of those funny characters I’d draw everywhere. Percy was a family inside joke but one day online I stumbled upon a picture of the blobfish. I was instantly smitten, the blobfish looked very similar to my character Percy & thus I began drawing blobfish in my style. Finding the blobfish for me was like discovering unicorns were real. I began researching more into what this blobfish was & turns out they’re an endangered deep sea fish off the coast of Australia . What little information I could found on this obscure creature & my love for them grew to the point where I decided with my sister that we should spread awareness to help bring these ugly, but endearing creatures out from the cold, dark bottom of the ocean to the light of the world. We didn’t want to just make a ripple, we wanted to go all out & make a huge splash so why not bring on the apocalypse, the Blobfish Apocalypse. The fun art & products this company focuses on creating is to make people of all ages smile.
This will be your first Art World Expo event. Will you have any never before seen work or show specials for our event on April 12?
Yes! Some new products will only be available at the event. I will also be posting a special “code word” online that anyone can bring to my table for some free art! There will also be a chance to enter a draw to win a blobfish bundle pack which will the winner will be announced a week after the Art World Expo.
Just for fun, if you woke up and suddenly had access to an unlimited bank account, what would you tomorrow?
Spend a few months to travel to visit family/friends then when I get back I’d buy an art studio with unlimited art supplies, along with a 3D printer & a pony.
Be sure to get your ticket to the 2nd annual Art World Expo Edmonton-it’s right around the corner! You can also check out Blobfish on ETSY.