Amandine Nabarra, Founder of Bazooka Grooves
Who are you? We demand answers! I am a designer, photographer and creator of artists’ books. I was born in France but I’ve lived in California for years.
What is your passion? To create visual stories and take the viewer on a journey that will mix my personal vision with their lived experience.
What do you believe in? We have more in common than we think. Finding your tribe and sharing ideas is a great way to make sure we’re all moving in the right direction.
What’s a French Girl Secret that no one knows about? Speaking of finding your tribe, I have great tip: Use an Amandine-ism in every sentence and you’ll always make your friends laugh.
What’s an Amandine-ism? I’m in it “for the long howl,” “mind your onions”, and “to kill one pigeon with two stones” are some favorites. There are always new ones coming.
What does jewelry mean to you? For me, wearing a piece of jewelry is like sharing a point of view, or wearing an armor or a talisman that makes me feel real, powerful, and self confident.
What do you spend a lot of time thinking about? Making wearable art that moves and inspires its wearers. For me, creating art is just like reaching out to the world and checking that we’re all in it and we’ll take care of each other. We need that more than ever today.
Amandine has also spent her life creating artists’ books like Voyages (en train), Tempus Fugit, Imaginary Biology-Fauna, and The Bernoulli Equation. Her work is in over 40 private and public collections like Le Centre Pompidou in France, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. She loves the creative energy of L.A. and lives in Silver Lake with four photogenic stray cats.
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