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A Conversation with Creative Director and Artist Petecia Le Fawnhawk

Originally from the high deserts of Arizona, self taught multi-disciplinary artist Petecia Le Fawnhawk moved to LA when she was just 18.

“I was raised by a single mother and we didn’t have a lot, so I made my way through the world guided by my curiosity and whatever made my heart sing.”

Working two jobs, a fashion designer and creative director by day and a hostess by night, she would hold art exhibits while touring locally with her band, Fawnhawk.

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“I don’t think I slept much in those early years. I still don’t let the coattails fall. I work hard and diligently at chipping away at the marvelous mystery of life.”

In 2012, she and her husband moved to the desert to cut expenses and focus on art.

“It was very isolating and I used Instagram as a portal to express, share and connect my experience.”

Petecia’s Instagram account soon grew to become a strong community of like minded peers whom she could relate to and share her journey of visual discoveries, experiments and perspectives.

“It is somewhat of a form of accountability. I feel a subtle sense of guilt if I haven’t created and shared a piece of content in a while. There’s this background sensation that I must feed the beast! Which is great for an intuitive, instinctive, impulsive, non linear type like myself.”

Her fearless talent to follow her curiosity and heart and to hold space for the creative impulse to live freely through her is inspirational and fascinating. To boldly face every challenge and opportunity with courage and faith displays such a resilience and liberation, her vision and work are more than compelling.

“I feel as though if I set myself into motion, the result is a physical imprint of the metaphysical moment in living my potential and purpose.”

Petecia’s work is a natural evolution of expressions of her experience exploring the inner and outer wilderness as she evolves as a soul and creatrice, seeking to find truth and meaning in her human experience.

“I try to unveil truth through mystery. To create surreal and otherworldly landscapes that create a feeling of serenity and expansiveness. I connect with others on this need to find space to contemplate the expansiveness of their own inner worlds while finding a quiet space to contemplate our existence and the universe in our frantic modern world.”

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And her journey hasn’t been short of its lessons. She explains that self doubt has no place in the heart of an artist and that artists need to remember to play, never take things personal, and to hold curiosity sacred.

How does she do this we asked?

“To get out of your own way. To get up every day to battle the seven headed beast of self sabotage… and win! To remember to allow stillness to seep into your being so that you connect to the innermost depths of your inner wilderness and to follow your curiosity, connect and explore the mysterious awe of existence we are so fortunate to inhabit ever briefly.”

Petecia classifies herself as “more of a concept artist.”

She explains that the idea and feeling comes first; the medium emerges to best support the concept.

“I enjoy all technical processes I endeavor. I always feel challenged and delighted when exploring the myriad of creating in the world.”

A Conversation with Creative Director and Artist Petecia Le Fawnhawk.

Originally from the high deserts of Arizona, self taught multi-disciplinary artist Petecia Le Fawnhawk moved to LA when she was just 18.

“I was raised by a single mother and we didn’t have a lot, so I made my way through the world guided by my curiosity and whatever made my heart sing.”

Arts & Culture | Vol.4

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