Frida Wannerberger is one of the artists who voluntarily created a Face This tee with the drawings made by the Indonesian kids. We already published a short profile on her including a keen interview with her by the Indonesian kids who made the drawings. We’ve asked her some questions about our collaboration.
Face This: Frida, please tell us who you are and what you do.
My name is Frida, and I love drawing. I’m from Sweden and Switzerland but studied in London and live there for now. I’m super interested In clothes and how they make us feel. I’m interested in history and the world and how that all works together, and clothes is something every human has to deal with, you have to somehow put something on your body! Some people have more choice than others but through history it’s such a central part of what humans think and how they act… I think I draw it to explore it and try to understand it.
Face This: Can you tell us something about the process of your artwork?
My work is usually character based, so most of the times there is a face in there.. I wanted this girl in particular to be quite androgynous and be forward looking (hence the sailor reference) and happy.
Face This: How is working with kids’ drawings different from working with artwork from ‘other’ clients?
It was a great reminder of cheering up, I think a lot of times grown ups are so serious and it’s not good for them, they would be much healthier if they were happier, so it was good to draw someone who was in motion, a bit untidy hair and some energy!
Face This: Why did you decide to work with us and what did you think of creating art-work with drawings from Indonesian kids?
It’s such good and well organised project, there was no way I wouldn’t support it. Also the concept of combining artwork added an element of surprise for me, and made me quite curious.
Face This: What did you like to draw/paint the most when you were a kid yourself?
I had quite a long phase where I designed squirrel houses and taped together an endless amount of papers in a row to make up the house or tunnel I guess it was. But after that it has been clothes!