Artist: Scarlett Dale Woodall
Art Submission(s): Original Writing, “She Wore a Pink Cape”
Check Out More from this Artist: Twitter: @transtomlez | ao3.org: transtomgirl (18+)
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With a background in theatre, acting, and performance, Scarlett expresses her fullest self through stories and characters, bringing emotions and experiences to life.
We are pleased to share one of Scarlett’s works as a part of this year’s showcase, and to spotlight her insights and thoughts around the creative process, and what it means to be an artist.
She Wore a Pink Cape
We’ll start with describing your creative work/practice: What tools do you use? Do you have a routine?
Writer, novels and screenplays.
What does your work aim to say? Why do you create?
Expressing my own intensity, love of characters. It’s often a kind of operatic realism
Who/What are your biggest influences? Who/what inspires you?
George Lucas, Lindsay Ellis, Ridley Scott
How have you developed your practice? What challenges and opportunities have you come across? How has your practice changed over time?
I wanted to work with other artists, but we needed material. I started writing to provide a project to collaborate on. My style is much faster paced now. I play big notes a lot, let it be very declarative. I give my answers to the questions.
What are you most proud of? Why?
Embracing strangeness. It’s hard to do.
What is your dream project?
A film adaptation of the Evangelion anime.
“My style is much faster paced now. I play big notes a lot, let it be very declarative.”
How do you share your creative practice and with whom?
Ao3, an online community. My insightful cousin.
Has living at Foundation Communities impacted your practice? If so, how?
I have a safe environment to write in.
What art/culture trend do you love right now? What trend do you wish you could forget?
I’ll always love goth, LGBT culture. I don’t like the trend of writing mono genre. I like to mix ideas.
What delights you? What brings you joy?
Roleplaying games, cartoons, collaboration.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Don’t wait for someone else’s approval. Just start creating.
What is the worst piece of advice you’ve been given?
Audition for everything.
What piece of advice would you like to give?
Actors have to play the script, so make sure the script works before deciding to participate. Not every offer is a real opportunity.
What’s your favorite way to celebrate?
Lots of soda.
“Don’t wait for someone else’s approval. Just start creating.”
What’s your favorite book/piece of writing, song/album, movie/TV show, play/live performance, piece of art, food/drink, place, or animal?
Star Wars, tacos, Dr.Pepper, Dracula, Nightwish
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? What’s the last thing you do before going to bed?
Grab a soda in both instances.
Something that’s really important to you that has nothing to do with your work:
My values tend to show up in my work.
What role do artists and culture-bearers have in society? What role could/should they have?
Emotional processing, honest reflections.
What do creatives need in order to thrive? What do you need in order to be creative?
Inspiration, freedom and courage.
What it means to be creative, according to Scarlett? “Courage to express.”
What was the last thing that made you: Laugh? Cry? Blush?
Jim Sterling, music, a compliment.
What are you really into right now?
Roleplaying games that are set in the modern world more than pure fantasy.
One thing/person/idea/group/event/place/etc. everyone should know about:
Black Lives Matter
Who is an artist? What does it mean to be creative?
Courage to express.
What is culture? What does it mean to be a culture-bearer
It’s ever changing and knowing that means adapting.
What question didn’t we ask that you wish we had? What question do you have for other artist, creatives, and culture-bearers?
What art do you watch most often?