Monday, January 18, 2010

Tidbits | Iris Schwarz

Iris Schwarz's work has captivated me for some time.
Her images are elegant, spare and mysterious.
I wanted to know a bit more about the artist,
so I asked her a few questions, little snippets and tidbits.

Meet Iris Schwarz of Paulette Edition 

If you had to choose another profession, what would you do? 
I would be a cabinetmaker/interior designer. 
I can look at houses and interiors for hours and hours, and dream… 

If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?  
Oh, difficult question… I love to laugh, 
so I guess it’s Annie from “Annie Hall” 
There are not too many who touch my humor like Woody Allen.

What book are you currently reading?  
Mrs. Thomas Mann. The biography of Katia Mann, 
the wife of the writer Thomas Mann.

If you could go back in time, where and when would you go?
Paris, end of the 19th beginning of the 20th century. 
Since I’m very young I always thought I was born 
about hundred years too late.

Do you listen to music while you work? 
Who is on your playlist now?  
I’m a (good old) Radio addict, we have this station here, 
mostly classical music/culture themes. It’s on all day long. 

What is your favorite museum?  
When I was living in Paris for some months (some years ago) 
I loved to visit the Musée Rodin, 
sometimes just to sit there in the garden.
Name one artist whose work makes your heart flutter:
Oh, the most difficult question… as you can imagine, there are a few… 
I’m always impressed when I see how much time and passion 
an artist invests in his work, like for example Valerie Hammond. 

If you could pick any artist in the world, 
who would you choose to paint or sculpt your portrait? 
Frida Kahlo 

You can find Iris's work here: 


holly aka golly said...

Iris, thank you so much! It is such a treat to know a little more about you! I too love the Rodin Museum. The sculptures, the rose garden, the house - a perfect place to spend hours!

Vivi said...

Lovely art and the interview with the artist makes it even lovelier - she just seems so natural and interesting. :)

amaia arrazola said...


i didn´t know but I love your work


Laura said...

lovely! i love iris' work. so talented.

Unknown said...

i agree-- iris's drawings have an air of the enigmatic about them... i love your interview questions-- and enjoyed iris's answers. her work is wonderful! great feature holly!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all for stopping in to read the interview! Iris's work is so lovely and she is such a dear for taking the time to answer my quirky questions.

Iris Schwarz / Paulette Edition said...

Thank you so much dearest HOLLY. It was a pleasure to answer your questions and it’s a gift knowing you!
Many, many thanks to all the readers for your lovely comments and inspiration!

annamaria potamiti said...

What a delight this interview- I love finding out more things about Iris- her work is totally captivating-thank you Holly-thank you Iris-!