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INSIDE W/ MAHRYN ROSE


I ever so badly want to do the Nicki Minaj intro but we already did that, so I won’t drag you through that again. On the other hand, though we do have a new fresh face for you here, with our first Stop- motion Artist interview, so if you’re looking to switch it up a little bit, here’s your sign. Without further ado let me introduce MAHRYN ROSE *duh duh duh duhhhh duh duh duh duhhh* do you get it like? John Cena or something… anywayyyys I’ll stop boring you and jump right into our interview for today!




WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIVITY?

“I love the concept of self-reinvention and how one’s past can seep through the cracks. The latest film that I conceived and animated, Origin (2021), centers on a wooden hand that comes to life. It incarnates using old makeup and tools it finds. As a set dresser for film and media, found objects and forgotten locations spark my curiosity the most. I like to imagine their history and what they could become in the future.”


WHAT DOES YOUR ARTWORK REPRESENT?

Often, my art is a manifestation of lessons I’ve learned from regrets or embarrassments. I can get caught in thought spirals, wondering what I could have done differently in a situation. Art is the most effective way I’ve found to alleviate those mindaches. It brings me peace knowing I can transform my insecurities into something beautiful and relatable.


HOW DO YOU MAKE IT, IN THE ART COMMUNITY?

“Be vulnerable in your art and take initiative to reach out to people in the community. If fear is one side of a coin, excitement is the other (a thought that has calmed my stage fright on many occasions). If something in art makes you afraid, that often means it’s important to you. Follow that fear. My other piece of advice is to collaborate! Art is greater than the sum of its parts.”



WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO YOU, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR SOCIETY?

“Art is a lifeline to one another’s consciousness. We can never truly understand what it feels like to be another person, but art and writing are the best bridges we’ve got. At their best, they encourage empathy and curiosity, between both individuals and groups.”

HOW DOES BEING FROM KC AFFECT YOUR WORK IN THE ARTIST COMMUNITY?

“I moved to KC when I was fifteen and attended Paseo Academy of the Fine & Performing Arts. The arts community here is so rich – from filmmaking to music to visual art to dance – and it inspires me to learn from fellow artists and experiment with different mediums. The cityscape also reflects in my work, since setting is central to my creative process.”


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ART MEDIUM?

“My favorite medium is stop-motion animation. I have done stop-motion short films using paper and 3D puppets, and my next one will use clothing and silhouettes. I love taking objects from the real world and making them do magical and unexpected things. I also enjoy oil painting.”


LAST BUT NEVER LEAST, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF...

“My name is Mahryn Rose, pronounced MAH - rin. I am a filmmaker, writer, actress, and visual artist originally from Goldfield, Colorado. In my free time, I dry flowers and peruse garage sales. I also journal – sometimes in a written alphabet I made up when I was twelve. I do what I can to keep my sense of childlike wonder alive. You can learn more about me at my website: https://mahryn.com


Here are two animations you should 10/10 check out before you go




Thank you again, Mahryn, for opening up and sharing your story with us! To see more of Mahryn’s work you can check her out on Instagram @mahryn and her site in the link above for some phenomenal stop motion!


As always, thank you KC for making this possible by giving an extra voice to our local artist/ community here in KC! We couldn’t do this without you!









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