Katie Chandler is an Illustrator from Columbus, OH making colorful shapes from compassion and curiosity (and can’t walk past a beautiful leaf without stopping to admire it.)
What is the inspiration behind the piece of art you’ve submitted?
I think we all tend to forget how worthy of love we are. So many forces are constantly trying to make us feel like we need more and to be more. I wanted to remind people that they are enough just as they are, and the space you take up is worthy of love. Always.
What are you passionate about?
Oh so many things! But the thread I’ve found connecting them together has been encouraging a curious perspective. Paying attention, asking more questions, carving out spaces, doing my best to cultivate compassion and understanding.
What’s one message you think the world needs to hear right now?
To quote the late, ever incredible Mary Oliver, “To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” - and I will add, to pay attention is to love, to love is to be free.
Stay in touch with Katie on Instagram (kchandlerart) and visit her website (www.katiechandler.com) to see more of her work!