Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
I’m a Russian-born multi-disciplinary artist and writer residing in Los Angeles. I believe that life is as beautiful as we make it.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I’m interested in art, photography, politics, style, publishing–in the majority of the universe, really–and as such, my fingers can be found immersed in many delicious pies at any given time. At the moment I’m focused on my art career, working on a series of paintings dedicated to beastly flora. Look for a new piece from me on January 21st in Chet Zar’s “Conjoined” exhibit at Copro Nason gallery.
I’m also putting together a collection of photography from my recent trip to Yantaló, Peru, where I donated supplies, painted a mural, and conducted a childrens’ art workshop, called D4RT, in the Amazon jungle. I’m looking forward to returning to the jungle next year and further developing D4RT.
I launched a mini fashion collection called GHST RDR with Toronto’s Plastik Wrap earlier this year, co-founded Coilhouse Magazine in 2007, write and shoot for Red Bull’s ChinaShop magazine as well as other publications and take on illustration work as time allows.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
Tests are still being done regarding the first part of that question, but I’m hearing rumors that the NGC 123 galaxy is a likely source.
I imagine I’ll be going back at some point.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
Don’t believe in heroes.
5: What book is your bible?
I’d be a fool to allow any one book guide my decisions regarding breakfast, let alone my entire life.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
Whiskers on roses and raindrops on kittens. Great books, great style, hot beverages, cold days, long legs, short hair, confidence, adventuring, marathon conversations, culture, simplicity and discovery.
Hate is too strong a word for anything, but I do harbor a seething impatience with the sedate speed of human evolution. Yes, it’s happening, but must it be this difficult and protracted?
7: What is your raison d’être?
8: What is your favorite color?
Black and blue and shades of grey.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Batman, always–because he’s a human who chose to become more.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
My New York visits are always blurs–anywhere I can enjoy a relaxed hour in good company, possibly sipping absinthe is a favorite.
11: What turns you on?
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
I’d replace the previous question with: What are you afraid of?
Zoetica Ebb is an LA-based artist, photographer, and magazine editor dedicated to proving that life is as beautiful as we make it. Born in Moscow, she is inspired by Russian folklore, hidden worlds, and outer space. Enthusiasm personified, she pours her infectious passion into everything she does. Her rousing message of self-acceptance, creativity, and courage has earned her a cult following around the globe. Zoetica has been featured on G4 TV, MTV, LA Weekly, Valleywag, and a kaleidoscope of other sources.
On her blog, Biorequiem, Zoetica offers unorthodox fashion advice alongside lifestyle tips, as well a cultural commentary, and answers readers’ questions about everything from ways to dress in a post-goth world to quitting art school to learning to love the world.
In mid 2000s, after years of running her own art, photo, and style blog, Zoetica began writing a successful online fashion column at SuicideGirls.com and co-founded Coilhouse Magazine, a thriving web and print publication dedicated to alternative culture. She’s currently working on a variety of projects, including a new painting series on the subject of beastly flora.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography by Lucien Sarois / Courtesy of Alsenio Espinal
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Zoetica Ebb, In her garden, 2011, Self Portrait, 2