What I love about social media is the networking factor that it allows you to have at the touch of a finger. There are so many cool people that you can meet on social media that you never would cross paths with organically in regular life. This happened to me recently while scrolling through my “likes” on Instagram. A person with the handle @artlovescompany had liked one of my pics, I was intrigued by the name so I checked out their profile page. What I found was this amazingly talented and beautiful individual. Read on to find out more about the woman behind the profile: Aziza Morgan.
There were images of everything from her personal style, to hair tips, writing samples, to music, to photography and her adorable newborn! I then went through and liked pretty much all of her pics, lol. I had to know more about her and how she juggled all these talents as well as being a new mom. As usual, whenever I find/meet new people that are unique and creative I love to share them with you. So, I setup a time to chat with her and found out there’s even ore to her than what is seen in the visual collage I first was introduced to on Instagram. I was introduced to Aziza Morgan, but I also met Charlie, August, Margot, and Lola. These are the personalities that make up Art Loves Company, the persona and the brand.
TB: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
AM: Eloquent, Analytical, Reserved Audacious or as my four personalities…August, Lola, Margot and Charlie, lol.
TB: What’s your astro sign?
TB: Would you also say that your personal style follows these personalities?
AM: Yes, I would.
AM: Charlie would be a Laura Croft tomboy situation; plain black tight fitted tees, black jeans, black ensemble. August would be my indie concert goer style; band shirts, jeans, converse/vans. Margot would be my thrift store eclectic vibe type of style. Lola would be my more feminine style with pinks, lace, classical Victorian tops and stuff like that.
TB: What on your menu today?
AM: I had cream of wheat with grapes and coffee for breakfast and plan on having salmon patties, rice and peas later. It’s actually one of my favorite meals!
TB: What is something you never leave home without?
AM: Sunglasses. Even if there’s no sun out. It makes me feel like I’m hiding out or not as noticeable, but it actually probably makes me more noticeable. lol. My favorite pair are these large octagon-rounded frame glasses that have purple-green reflective lenses from Avalon Exchange.
TB: When did you become passionate about the arts (writing, music, photography)?
AM: Well, I fell into everything by the age of 10. I did ballet and other dance at a young age, around 7-8 years old I was rewriting entire movies from memory. One of my favorites was The Never Ending Story. I was going to music camps every summer and studied violin as a Violin Performance major in college. I started capturing things visually being influenced by my father, he recorded our performances. I started to get interested in film and photography from watching old movies that were on our VHS collection, there would be 3 movies to one tape and I would watch them all. Also, at age 14 I had my first business. When I was in high school and college I always surrounded myself with people who were going places and doing their own thing.
TB: Who are some people in these industry that you admire?
AM: My lifelong goal is to write and direct films so I will focus on that industry. Charlie Kaufman, I love his fantastical plots in real life settings. Tim Burton, his work is creepy, strange, and awesome. Wes Anderson, I love that he does indie films that are very unique. Spike Lee, so cool how he uses his camera angles weird angles, gliding people instead of walking, just really different.
TB: Who would you most like to work with in any industry?
AM: So, Andres 3000 is the first person that popped into my head. I would love to work on a musical project with him and have a master class, like an all day session. The other person would be Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), he would be amazing to work with, and I’m often not star struck or infatuated with any celebrities but he is one person I feel that way about.
TB: What are you working on for 2016?
AM: A themed collaborative project, it will be a musical project of 10 songs. I will write a story that goes along with the music and photography included in the project. I will be working with the label Riff Mechanics to help produce the music and collaborating with a visual artists that will be creating the animated shorts that will also be included. So it will include all three aspects: writing, visual arts, and photography. I’m also creatively directing and executing creative ideas and helping people get from point A to B. My photography will be in different venues highlighting touring artists. I’m blogging and just working on everything that has to do with Art Loves Company.
TB: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
AM: I want to be genuinely want to work with other artists, doing projects, expressing thoughts/ideas, and enlightening others. I want to be doing what I’m doing now but on a higher level, be better, getting paid consistently. I really want more financial stability with what I’m doing.
AM: I would be featured for a collaborative project of some kind. Most likely it would have something do with a film and writing. My dream is that it would be for a film that I wrote the musical score for, and won an award for Best Musical score.
TB: What is a mantra or favorite quote that you live by?
AM: Well my mom, she passed away, but she continues to be my strongest source of inspiration. She was creative and has artwork in her name, and was always about her business. She always told me “If you don’t stand for anything, you will fall for anything.” So, I read a lot, observe things, realized that there are different sides of the same story, you also have to be a detective and figure out things for yourself. Pulling from everywhere, even with belief systems, to build a true personal foundation.
Follow Aziza on instagram: @artlovescompany
Visit her website: www.artlovescompany.com