(Repetition label created by Emily Kate)
Q: For people that may not know you, please tell us a little about yourself and your influences as an artist.
A: Whiskey Kitten is the brand of Emily Kate, a midwestern artist, businesswoman, photographer and archivist.
My roots in rural Oklahoma are often the inspiration for my work, especially since I am, and always have been, the unofficial documentarian of my family. A descendant of farmers, I have always felt an obligation to grow and cultivate. While I am no wheat farmer, I worked on an organic produce farm for a few years and fell in love with my own version of working the soil. I still grow my own garden each year of mostly flowers, which are a consistent source of inspiration and influence in my work. I often use needle and thread as well as found and vintage textiles in my pieces and take great comfort in the steady monotony of embroidery.
I love books and movies with tragic endings and I like watching really intense documentaries first thing in the morning when my brain is the freshest. People tell me this is weird, but I have found that weirdness is often aligned with greatness, so stay weird out there, folks.
Q: What medium do you typically work in?
A: I work in whatever medium seems most relevant to what I am trying to convey. It ranges from acrylic paint, to film, to pen and ink, to even performance at times.
A: On instagram: @whiskeykitten.shop
My website: www.whiskeykitten.shop
Q: What is your favorite way to prepare coffee?
A: There is something to be said for a French press when it comes to brewing coffee. It’s a little old-school but definitely a classic. Not the cleanest extraction method but I do enjoy a dark, almost gritty cup of coffee in the morning. French presses remind me of camping and traveling, a no frills way to bring coffee along for the ride. Functional and simple.