By: I.S. Jones Funky, ecletic, soulful, and sensual, R&B singer Jessica Childress moves us with her freeing single “Far Away”. Produced by Alex Elena (Alice Smith and Citizen Cope) and Topher Mohr (guitarist for Mayer Hawthorne), the sonic magic of “Far Away” is a unique combination of traditional soul and modern pop music, inspired by the shimmery club jams of late-70s disco. The singer herself is an LA-based songwriter who gained national notoriety while on Season 4 of NBC’
CA: How did you get into art?
AM: I would say my sister and dad because they both know how to draw. But I just always loved it, always had a passion for it. CA: Does your dad and your sister continue to draw?
AM: My dad doesn’t but he pushes us to draw. He didn’t see art worth anything because back then it wasn’t a money maker. With us, he would tell us not to waste our talent. I liked drawing and it was fun. My sister is busy with other stuff but will paint when she has the
CA: Let’s start with the beginning. Why the name ArtByRinna as your moniker?
RXO: So ArtbyRinna is just a spin off of the name I used to sign my work with, which is Rinnaxo. Rinna is just a nickname my aunt gave to me when I was a baby and for some reason I just decided to use it as my artist name. It’s actually pretty funny when other people who don’t know my real name call me rinna or rinnaxo, 1. Because no one other than my aunt really called me that and 2. Rinnaxo is my
CA: How did you get the moniker Jack Ghostel?
JG: It originally started because I was developing another personality; a separate identity from myself. I came up with Ghostel from an old cartoon I used to watch which was Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Space Ghost’s real name was Thad Ghostel and I got the last name from there. I honestly don’t know remember how Jack came about. I think people started calling me that because I love The Nightmare before Christmas movie so much. I p
CA: Why are you the True Enigma? TE: An enigma is a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. This is the epitome of who I am and what my art is, and I stay true to that. As you can see, some of my work is representational and others are purely abstract, devoid of anything but color and feeling. CA: How long have you been drawing art? TE: I can say that I’ve been drawing since I was a little girl. I can’t say it was something that I was obsesse