Austere Digital

Art + Fashion + Music + Culture

A Trace Of Color // Artist – Brett Manning

Oct / 2014 by
Like 0
A Trace Of Color // Artist – Brett Manning

From Chicago, IL

Why do you make art? 

“I make art because it is what I am compelled to do… My entire life is sort of an art project; the things i surround myself with, the food i choose to eat, clothing, movies… it’s all very intentional, but natural. autonomous, really. I make art because i cannot help myself.”
What do you think of your work?

“I have an awful lot of fun making it.”

Who/what are you inspired by?

“Living, loving, obsessing over silly things, weather, feminism, joy, longing, a quest for knowledge, supernatural, and the understanding that everything is equal.”
What (if anything) do you want your art to accomplish?

“I’d really just like to inspire people to go on to create whatever they want without fear of rejection.”


What would you choose for your last meal?

“Hot, creamy coffee, katsu don, and a slice of pumpkin pie.”
Is there anything else you’d like to add? 

“I love my cat.”

To view more work by Manning and get prints, shirts and more, visit www.brettisagirl.com.

Related posts

Intimacy, longing and the internet with Molly Soda Intimacy, longing and the internet with Molly Soda
Apr / 2016 by Austere Core
Like 0

“I’m constantly thinking of ways to be closer to you, but all I have is my phone.”

Read More
Editors We Love: Jade Taylor of NYLON Editors We Love: Jade Taylor of NYLON
Apr / 2016 by Austere Team
Like 0

Senior Beauty Editor Jade Taylor talks sharing her life on Snapchat and what it’s really like to work at NYLON.

Read More
Nicole Ruggiero’s 3D, digitally-inspired world Nicole Ruggiero’s 3D, digitally-inspired world
Apr / 2016 by Austere Core
Like 0

#seapunk #witchhouse #postinternet

Read More
Aleia Murawski’s Tiny World Aleia Murawski’s Tiny World
Apr / 2016 by Austere Team
Like 0

Still lifes, snails and amazing fingernails.

Read More
How to be an Art Baby Girl How to be an Art Baby Girl
Apr / 2016 by Austere Core
Like 0

Curator and illustrator Grace Miceli (aka Art Baby Girl) is one of the baddest girls on the internet.

Read More
Shaky Knees Fest // Day 3 Shaky Knees Fest // Day 3
May / 2018 by Garrett Smith
Like 0

Words // Garrett Smith – Photos // Ellie Alonzo & Garrett Smith Alright y’all – it’s finally that time to bid farewell to Shaky Knees once and for all – for this year, at least. Before we go, though, we have one last, grand finale of a day to recap

Read More
Shaky Knees Fest // Day 2 Shaky Knees Fest // Day 2
May / 2018 by Garrett Smith
Like 0

Words // Garrett Smith – Photos // Ellie Alonzo & Garrett Smith We hope you’re rested and ready for a great weekend ahead – both the weekends in your own lives, and the one we’re about to relive at Shaky Knees 2018. Yesterday was amazing, but let’s move past it,

Read More