I have so been enjoying making this fine interview with Brooklyn based artist Ida Pearle for the newest issue of Enfants Terribles Magazine - the Imagine Education issue. Ida has generously shared with us her reflections and observations as an artist. She makes the most beautiful and impressive cut paper collages. I feel I recognize my own girls in Ida's collages - they are so precise in their depiction of children, as if she has cut away all extra and unnecessary and left us with a simplified and pure picture of childhood. And yet everything is vibrant and full of life - the everyday life we love and all the little things we worship the most.
Ida studied figurative painting at the Cooper Union and it seems as if she has developed an ultra fine sensitivity towards the body and its gestures and movements that she combines with her unbroken childhood imagination. Ida Pearle has recently published her childrens' book "The Moon Is Going to Addy's House".
I would love you all to go and read the full interview and see a bit more of Ida's works here.