painter, designer, and principal of rosenworld, rosenwald has published hundreds of drawings in the new yorker, authored "all the wrong people have self-esteem (bloomsbury) and appeared as “woman” on “the sopranos,” a role she was born to play. she also teaches a popular creativity workshop called “how to make mistakes on purpose,” and paints with hot, colored wax- encaustic- a medium much loved by anyone who enjoys the smell of burning flesh. rosenwald speaks swedish like a native new yorker, claims to have won all the usual awards, and has never used an emoji.
November 27th, 2021 | 41 mins 33 secs
art, creativity, interview, laurie rosenwald, messy studio, mistakes, rebecca crowell
Many of us live lives based on habit and predictability--we aim for expected results, and generally avoid uncertainty and disruption. But our guest today, Laurie Rosenwald, challenges us to steer away from the tried and true in order to bring freshness and spontaneity to our lives and work. Laurie is a New York City-based illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator whose work is a mix of collage, drawing, painting, and storytelling. In addition to her many editorial illustrations for a wide variety of publications, Laurie has created animation, product design, and leads an ongoing workshop, "How to Make Mistakes on Purpose."