Playing around with HiRoader words: spotlight on artist Eren Su Kibele Yarmen
August 29, 2022
Words can be weighty things, expressing all kinds of emotions and actions. At HiRoad, we like to talk about words that inspire good habits, kinder roads and a sense of community.
One way to elevate the coolness of words is to make them into art. And that’s just what we asked our guest artist Eren Su Kibele Yarmen (aka Kibele) to think about. We really love her playful and dream-like results. See how they make you feel.
Kibele incorporates varied fonts, geometric shapes, puzzle-like pieces of images and the element of collage in much of her work. For her, those approaches impart a friendly and fun composition. We asked her a bit about her process and the everyday things that inspire her work.
Three questions for Kibele
We’re drawn to the mindful aspects of your art. How do you describe it?
When I sit down at my desk to finally actualize a project, usually I have already thought of most parts of it prior to making it. I try to answer all questions that come to my mind first: What is the reason for this project and how can it better serve that purpose? I criticize myself before anyone else does and I’m pretty harsh, so in my mind if I can convince myself that the existence of that project will benefit some things that I believe in, it is worth working on it. I think this drives me to work as much as I can and I think if you believe in what you do and work hard for it, it shows up in the end product—whatever it is—a book cover, or an illustration. I try to pay attention to and spend time on little things as well as big things. I try not to rush things just for the sake of finishing them. I also try to see things as a whole and care for every aspect of it, like caring for a plant. Even though it might sound a little cliché, I think I’m still going to say it: the time and care you put in things define their value, like the rose ofThe Little Prince.
What keeps you focused on a busy work day?
I usually start my days with loads of coffee and some moments looking at a window. I feel that looking at the world in its natural rhythm helps me calm my anxiety and understand the timing of things in life.
Oh, and I love to lay down for a while with my cat on the couch listening to video game music compilations, which leave me with a calm and nostalgic feeling.
What’s your current inspiration—either from books, streaming content, art, nature, or another source?
Going out, seeing new things, and having the visual stimulation of the real world are what bring me the most inspiration. Whether it's a color palette of a dessert I ordered or a painting I saw in a museum. Traveling brings me great inspiration as well, so I'm always trying to jump from place to place and absorb as much as the world can offer me.
Taking time and care in all things
We take inspiration from Kibele’s art and her approach to slowing down to pay attention and focus on little and big things—like inspiring words! You can see her beautiful and varied work onher site. And now we’ll leave you with three words to remember when doing your best to be a solid citizen on the road and in your community: Distractions, Rewards, Connections.
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