board meeting: kaija sabbah

Black / North African / Amazigh/ Jewish self taught multidisciplinary artist. Born in a rain forest in California. Influenced by tribalism, unapologetic womanism, rock and roll & spirituality.

Do you feel like being an artist has defined you as a person with passion?

It’s definitely hard to separate the two. My brain is constantly running with ideas. I wake up everyday with ideas itching to get out.

At what age did you know that you were in fact an artist?

i don’t think I even had a concise moment. It was just always something I did. Both my parents are artists so I always had a lot of materials around. I’ve been paintings my whole life, had my first art opening at 13 & have been selling my work since then.

Where do you derive your inspiration from?

something I love about working is that my inspiration comes from everything. Songs, books, conversations, nature. I just try to pay attention & there’s usually something there to get inspiration from.

Describe the feeling of not knowing what next to create, and you're process to break through the block?

it’s usually more a matter of getting through to every idea before I loose interest. I work with a lot of different mediums so I think just alternating between them keeps me inspired.