Artist ~ Jade Sisti ~

Artist’s name: jade sisti
Shop name: aloneintown
Twitter: aloneintown

1. Tell us about your work
Light is it strongest when it is about to die, pouring over us in a warm and comforting embrace. Hues fading into shades and beams of radiance glisten in its last moments of glory. Red in its most pure and primary form resembles that of a dying sun, a sun providing that of a warm and reassuring notion that it will return. My work captures that single expression or motion, simplified to highlight that moment in time, threatened by the realization that the moment will end, yet excited by the prospect that it can be reinvented. The intention is not to mourn the loss, but to embrace the possibilities.

2. Is there a story behind the name of your business?
For what ever reason people seem to mix up my name. I don't see how. There's not much to it, but they do. So, I've taken a song from a game that I'm very fond of, one I've listened to as inspiration while I work and have used that. I've adapted it as my identity, slightly shorting the title. It works for me and when strangers address me by it, I answer it with out hesitation.

3. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
That's what I said I wanted to do when I was little, so that's what set out to do.

4. Where do you draw your inspiration?
Abandoned buildings and other architectural landscapes. I love old run down structures, almost as much as I love exploring them.

5. What’s your favorite item to create?
Despite my red series being my highlight, I actually really, really love drawing abandoned asylum structures using soft pastels. It was my focus in college and I still have a soft spot for that work.

6. What’s your best seller?
I would say red series, but the extension of that, my authors series seems to be most popular.

7. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
Born and raised. The only time I wasn't here was during college and grad school. Now I actually teach at the high school I once attended.

8. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
There is a thriving art community here that I haven't quite experienced in other cities. It has this rich historic culture that just seamlessly blends in with the arts. The architecture here is beautiful and the summers are the most pleasant then anywhere I've ever traveled.

9. Any advice for new/wannabe makers?
Communicate. Everyone has something to contribute, whether it's a lesson learned or a helpful suggestion.


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