Chrissy's interest in making things began early when she started sewing and selling handmade clothing under her label Orbilox. After stitching pieces for Imitation of Christ for a few seasons and making her own pieces, her love for sewing clothing took a backseat while she focused on Fine Art. Her focus has always revolved around circles. Repetition, routine, patterns, and cycles were the subject matter that always drew her in.
Early sculptures were mostly lo-fi handmade machines that performed basic functions like winding up yarn. The humor in them came from the fact that they functioned slower than if one just used their hands. Drawings from these sculptures became more of an interest and she developed a passion for collage.
Using collage was a way to express herself when she felt she couldn't translate how she felt by drawing alone. Materials are mostly cutouts, acrylic, pen, and markers on paper or wood. Layering different materials in a very trial by error way gives her pieces a very playful and childlike touch. This came from the lack of desire to draw realistically and the need to create texture and shape through laying various media.
After taking a 10 year break from making art Chrissy recently started drawing with a new focus in mind. After having a child she's taken an interest in making drawings that she imagines would line the walls of children's rooms. Abstract animals, the alphabet and flowers are images showing up in her work. "I want to make pieces that are silly and funny but also evoke the feeling that there's more going into it than just an image of a strange looking elephant."
Chrissy Shrider X Daylight Curfew release coming soon!