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Artist of the Week: Hilda Bordianu

Seattle might be notorious for niche coffee shops and scenic waterways, but locals know it's also home to an array of people who love to create. This city is chock-full of artists who we love to feature weekly on Seattle Refined! If you have a local artist in mind that you would like to see featured, let us know at hello@seattlerefined.com. And if you're wondering just what constitutes art, that's the beauty of it; it's up to you! See all of our past Artists of the Week in our dedicated section.

Seattle Refined: How long have you been creating? Do you work with other mediums?
Hilda Bordianu: I have been creating since 2003, using oil and acrylic for my paintings and clay for my 3D pieces.

Can you tell us about your artistic process and how the different stages work into it?
While I do not have a specific artistic process, I do typically work on six or more pieces at a time and move between them depending on my mood.

Tell us about where your inspiration for your art come from?
I am most inspired by the beauty of nature.

Do you have a specific "beat" you like best – nature, food, profiles, etc.?
Nature.

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What experiences in your life have affected your art the most?
Art is my therapy, and it gives me wings following a career that did not bring me any joy.

Do you have one piece of art that means more to you or is extremely special to you?
My ceramic crows, which brought me joy twice: first in creating them, and then again when I received awards for them. It is a wonderful feeling when my work is enjoyed by others!

If we want to see more of your work, where should we go to find it?
I am represented by Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, and my work can be found on their website. My website has further work, and I update my Instagram with new works as well.

What is next for you? Anything you're working on right now that you're really excited about?
I just finished my miniature paintings for a show that will take place at Parklane Gallery in November and December.

Lastly, how do you take your coffee? (We ask everyone!)
I enjoy my coffee with milk and a croissant!

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