Most call me T or Tee. I am a multi-verse artist into the traditional and digital arts, and my professional moniker is Tina H. of ‘monsterN’box’.
The idea of ‘monsterN’box’ started about a gazillion years ago. I’ve always felt something huge was inside of me wanting to come out, like a monster in a box. Thrown somewhere in the mix, is a little blog called, “My Secret Errand to Be an Artist”, where on occasion, should my discipline permit, I would blog my experiences trying to get serious with the Arts. Finally, in August 2012, I finished creating my website. I am now turning monster dream-ing into monster reality-ing.
What are you creatively addicted to? When did you start?
Having an idiosyncratic upbringing and being exposed to odd elements, does strange things to one’s perspective and personality. I am an emerging artist and so have yet to discover my particularities in art; however I do lean towards the weird and wonderful. I get a spark, and it could be for a one-framed cartoon to a drawing, from an animation or a painting….anything. I never know what’s coming to me because I really LOVE it all. I am evolving and that’s the fun bit!
What’s your inspiration?
Many things inspire me. But what compels me to create, comes through from how I ‘process’ my every day. I am curious. I am always observing and gathering. Then I reflect. In those reflective thoughts, imagery, ideas and experiences, collides and clashes with one another to form my ‘creative center’ – and a form is born and I begin.
Inside of me, (I imagine) there is a little militant Art-Terrorist name Pepe who wears a white and black striped shirt with a French beret-cap. He likes holding parts of my brain hostage, and says stuff like this, “Draw & Paint. And I will keep your Thalamus……..safe. Yes?” Ok. Perhaps he mimes it out.
Do you have any upcoming projects?
Aside from the usual art shenanigans, currently for 2013, I am writing and illustrating a kid’s book – one of my life long dreams – based on a character I created call “Jeremy Jellybean.” Also, I am ever getting my Flash animation skills at par excellence and plan to produce a short animated story called “The Lonely Zombie”.
Where can people find your work?
FB LIKE Page: www.facebook.com/monsterNbox
Experimental Blog (new): the-suds-box.blogspot.ca
Name one thing you would like people to know about you.
I am directionally-challenged and gets lost easily. Seriously.
“Eden Series”: Eden #03 Untitled (2013)
This is one of 6 pieces for the “Eden Series” I am creating. It is in pencil, ink and some acrylic paints based. I thought it would be fitting to do the first show of this piece with your feature. So your blog is the first to see this piece.
Red Death, African Plague (2012)
This was my first book cover design for author Tony Walton. It is mix-media of acrylic paints and digital based. The book is currently available on Amazon Kindle.
The Black Sheep (2012)
Part of a silent auction benefiting The WellSpring Cancer Centre Toronto. It is acrylic paints based.
Ethan The Great, Super Ethan (2011)
A commissioned art piece of a two year old and one of the most memorable and fun painting I have done. It is acrylic paints based.
Zombie Surburbia (2011)
One of my E-cards/Cartoon images. It is drawing and digital based.