“Empowerment is telling and living my truth to the best of my ability in art and in life. At the same time doing my best not to let fear stop me.”
This month’s GLAM4GOOD artist to be platformed on the #ART4GOOD initiative is Phoebe New York. Phoebe New York is the alter ego of artist Libby Schoettle and reflects Libby’s own emotions and perceptions. Phoebe comes to life in collages created with found objects including vintage clothes, book covers, and photos. She is also the subject of line drawings and photographs. Recently, Phoebe has made her way onto the streets of New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. Phoebe New York is adored by her Instagram followers for her dark and funny explorations into love and relationships.
Thank you for being a part of our STYLABL x GLAM4GOOD #ART4GOOD initiative, where you are working with us to release a limited edition print, with partial proceeds going back to the GLAM4GOOD Foundation. What made you want to participate in such an initiative?
Your art is very empowering and sends a strong message to women to stay strong and keep going. What message do you hope to communicate through your art?
I have seen your work more frequently on the streets. How did this Phoebe street art movement begin? Was being an influential street artist something you even saw happening?
I began the adventure of getting out and putting stickers up (it began with stickers, I LOVE stickers), and it quickly became a fun ongoing activity. I have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from the street art, and I get very excited when I find people have publicly posted pictures of Phoebe on Instagram.
I see street art as giving new life to one’s art, and to oneself. The more I do it, the more I realize the street is simply another form of collage: finding good placement in terms of color scheme and composition is important, you also never know who’s going to show up next to you or who is going to stick something over you, which is all part of this experience.
You are in the process of creating a documentary film. Can you please tell me more about this amazing project?
What's next for you? Do you have any upcoming shows or projects you are looking forward to?
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