Headed to FYF Fest this weekend?  

Make sure to stop by the Vans booth to check out sculptures by artist Abby Portner!  We got a chance to ask her a few questions while she gets ready to work on her newest sculptures for this year’s FYF Fest.  (Here’s two sculptures from last year’s 2013 FYF Fest above!!)  

Name / Location

Abigail Portner / Los Angeles

What’s your artististic background? Self Taught? Art school?

I went to Parsons School of Design in NYC, but most of the materials I work with and on now I have taught myself the process and how to make what I want to make.

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Kick-Ass Chicks: Illustrator & Artist Hellen Jo

There are women you come across in life who make you feel like anything is possible, and inspire you in a number of different ways.  Hellen Jo is one of those chicks. We stumbled upon Hellen’s insanely awesome work one day while sifting through zines at the LA Art Book Fair, and were immediately drawn to her colorful illustrations that made us feel like we were looking through old photographs of us and our friends getting in trouble in high school. This week, we had the chance to sit down and chat with Hellen, and see what exactly drew her to a life behind the pen.

Read her interview now!

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