30sec film artists Vol.49 – Leah Ataide

Precision and Play

Leah Ataide – 30sec film artists Q&A

What’s your favorite thing to do when you are alone?

Hard to pick a favorite. I prefer to do most things on own.

What do you fear the most?

Losing the people I love.

Do you have a motto or creed that as an artist you live by?

Comparison is the thief of joy. -Theodore Roosevelt

How do you come up with ideas?

Working hands-on in my studio and exploring the possibilities of materials.

What project/art are you hoping to create but haven’t got chance to do yet?

A treehouse.

Is there a childhood experience that has helped shape the kind of work you do today?

I started working with my father (a carpenter) at a very young age. I was exposed to an abundance of tools and materials but was unaware of their purpose most of the time. I'm pretty sure this shaped my curiosity and interest in all things carpentry/woodworking related.