Nova Satori Dziubla
Fine Art Painter/Artist in Expressionism and Singer/Recording Artist

Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
Hi my name is Nova, thank you so much for having me. I’m 13 years old, born and raised in Burbank. My father is a professional musician and my mother is an all around eccentric. I’ve had some interesting opportunities because of who my parents are in the creative sense. I got to sing on a Morrissey song called “I Am Not A Dog On A Chain” for the album My Hurling Days Are Done. I enjoy music very much, but I am focusing more on art, at the moment. I am a painter in the fine arts. I primarily focus on portraiture and life forms similar to humans. The mediums that I currently work in are charcoal, pencil, acrylic paints and I’m dabbling in digital. Eventually I will move on to oil.

How did you first become interested in art?
I come from a very free creative household so I’ve always worked on music and with my hands when I was younger. My inspiration to draw came from watching The Lord Of The Rings trilogy and the film The King. I’m very intrigued by the Middle Ages and diseases like the Plague. This inspiration came before our current Plague.

How does art enrich a community, and what are some ways people can engage with art in Burbank?
Art makes a community less stale. It can give a community more expression and emotion. It makes a community more interesting. Art should be engraved into our daily lives, rather than played up on display. I recently returned from Europe and noticed that Art was there at every turn of my eye. I didn’t need to pay for it.

If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
What I would like to see more of in Burbank is Art that is more daring and that truly touches one’s soul. More experimental and avant-garde, as opposed to traditional.

To find out more about Nova and her work, follow her on Instagram @novasatoriart.