28 Apr '14, 10pm
Ultra Talented Artist Adrien Broom Takes a Moment to Tell Us About Just What Fuels Her Curious Worlds
With much of Adrien's work exuding a childlike innocence, sometimes in direct opposition with darker themes, it's no surprise at all that her love for artistic expression grew at a very young age. Plus, her parents are both creative types; her mother manages an art gallery, and her father owns a company called H.P. Broom Housewright and refurbishes antique houses (oh yeah, and he's also a landscape and figure painter). Noticing that she was the type of child who arranged food at a restaurant into still-life, Adrien's mother set up a artistic after-school activity for her daughter with an art teacher named Xena . They went through a few different things ("At first we did piano and I…hated that"), before Broom started finding things that she enjoyed. "She was the zaniest, coolest old woman," recalls Adrien fondly. "She was kind of a jack-of-all-trades artist. She did lots of...