Memory, and connection, and maybe even transformation during this time. Like, what is going to happen, how are we all going to be different at the end of this. I think the moon can offer ways to just sit and ground into yourself and simultaneously reach out. And so, I called this series “Lessons from the Moon,” because I thought it was really, it was a deep experience for me during the pandemic.
That’s Yasmin Youssef. Full-time multi-layered visual artist. Previously a User Experience Designer and professional dancer. Ethereal observer and watcher of the moon. Her gilded artwork can shimmer in your very own home, or would make a thoughtful gift for someone special since–hint, hint–some gift-giving holidays are coming up. Yasmin’s art studio is located in east Austin, and you will hopefully be able to catch her at some upcoming art shows, depending on the pandemic. Sidenote: the podcast took a 6 month pause so I could grieve a snowball of losses in the family, but I’m trying to channel that into my art, which perfectly aligns with this month’s guest.
Find (and BUY!) Yasmin’s artwork online here: www.yasmin.ws and look for a special Holiday Bundle will be available on her website in November.
Find her on instagram, twitter, Facebook: @thegoldcurrent
UPCOMING ART SHOWS/VENUES SHOWING HER WORK:
Red Dot Art Spree at Women & Their Work Gallery is September 30th through October 12th, 2021
The Other Art Fair in Dallas will be Oct. 21-24, 2021
E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour) will be three weekends in November, 2021
Her studio is located in Canopy, located in east Austin. Artists open their studios the first Saturday of the month
Two of her pieces have hung in The People’s Gallery in Austin City Hall
Check out the upcoming schedule at The Cathedral (the HQ for ATX gals), which is a co-working space that hosts events in the evenings in east Austin
Travis Heights Art Trail is first week in November
Art Us Co – in Arboretum, a brick and mortar store (grown from a pop-up) with 80+ artists and artisans represented
Belly dancing photos by Breezy Ritter Photography