How would you describe your art in three words?
“Meant for use”
From La Canada, California, 19 year old Isabel Moon creates hand-made crochet items made for customer satisfaction and convenience. Usually crocheting as a pass-time while watching TV, Isabel began focusing on her art during her sophomore year of college. She has produced custom-made commissioned pieces such as sweaters, hats, and tote bags; items that ensure comfort and practicality. Her work is colorful, diverse, and undoubtedly demonstrates the hard work this young artist pours into her creations. Isabel’s ultimate goal is to provide something that promises usefulness to others, and fortunate customers receive stylish items they are sure to keep around forever.
Where/how do you gather inspiration?
I really do just think of stuff on my own. I don’t use patterns online if I can help it; it’s a lot easier for me to make things up on the fly. I do get a lot of inspiration from celebrities’ wardrobes and try to emulate that. Custom pieces are my favorite to make because the unique-ness makes me feel like my art is worth something special.
What do you hope audiences retain from your work?
The most important thing to me at the end of the day is usefulness. My art is meant to be worn and/or used. It’s not a tote bag if you don’t carry it around, and it’s not a sweater if you don’t wear it.