Tori-Jay Mordey

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Describe what you do creatively.
I like to create things with emotional intent, whether that be a bright playful mural to lighten up a space, or an illustrative work that exaggerates deeper human emotions.

Do you identify as an artist, illustrator, designer or something else?
I identify as an Indigenous artist and illustrator.

Do you stick to a defined stylistic direction in your work?
Almost always my stylistic direction is to create feelings within the work. My goal is for people to understand my work without me needing to explain it.

If so, describe that direction and what led to that decision.
I realised that the more vulnerable I was with my work, the more people were able to relate to it; that these emotions and feelings I'm portraying were universal and intimate. We live in a world that is still quite segregated and I thoroughly enjoy finding connections that bring us closer together.

What colours and/or shapes excite you?
At the moment I'm heavily drawn to pinks and blues. The shapes I enjoy drawing the most are fluid and loose, like there's an endless flow and energy.

What is your relationship with chaos?
Complicated. I'm definitely able to mentally free myself from any restrictions when I'm drawing, but I also never allow myself to completely lose control. 

Do you take risks or play it safe?
I often take risks in the types of odd poses I draw; I enjoy breaking down the human anatomy and moulding it into something completely exaggerated and unrealistic.

What discourages you from being creative?
Not feeling good enough.

What are you expecting from the RMXTV experience?
I'm going in with zero expectations and leaving myself open to whatever comes at me.

What do you know about the RMX projects?
Not much honestly, but I'm getting more and more intrigued the further into it I get.