Los Angeles based artist Treasure Frey draws with pen and ink and paints with gouache and cut paper in little pieces. Her thoughtful, simple (but detailed) work can be seen here—and the music that influences it can be seen below.
Do you listen to music while you work? I listen to Simon & Garfunkel, Sigur Rós, Explosions In The Sky, The Flaming Lips, Devendra Banhart, Cat Power, Andrew Bird, and Beirut.
How do you listen? From my computer.
Do you have any favorite music websites/providers? I went through a Pandora phase, but now I can't seem to log on anymore—but when I did. it turned me on to old Hawaiian folk music
Does music influence your work? I think music helps me from not over-thinking my work—it helps me relax. I used to listen to more melancholy music that put me in a more somber mood—I had to change my soundtrack because I found the music was influencing was my work.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste?
My dad was my first to influence my musical taste—he had all the great 60's music lying around. Now my fiancé is a big influence—he seems to know so many different types of music.
If your work was a song or a musician, what or who would it be? This is a hard question because I have many different styles of art making. I would not want to limit myself to one song or one musician. Sometimes I feel more like Simon & Garfunkel, and other times I feel more like The Flaming Lips.
Waitin' for Superman, The Flaming Lips
Gong, Sigur Rós
Hoppipolla, Sigur Rós
The Sounds of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel
Remember Me As A Time Of Day, Explosions In The Sky
Santa Maria de Feira, Devendra Banhart
Catch the Wind, Donovan
Ave Maria (after J.S. Bach), Amy Butler & Mary Jane Newman
Sovay, Andrew Bird
He Was A Friend Of Mine, Cat Power
The White Whale, Beirut
A Sunday Smile, Beirut
[Images: Treasure Frey]