Burke Blog — interview RSS



Burke Residency 4: Molly Sydnor

**We'd like to preface this interview with a few details and updates. This was going to be a special and unique residency for a couple of reasons. One, Molly Sydnor is Maggie's second cousin, keeping it in the family to share some amazing creative talent! Two, Molly works in a wide variety of mediums so this was planned to be our first residency combining both fine art and clothing/textiles from one single artist! Three, this residency collection was themed around pride and was scheduled to be installed and launched with Long Beach Pride weekend. While sadly COVID cancellations have put a wrench in our timeline, we know pride can and should be celebrated at any time of year, and we plan...

Continue reading



Burke Residency 3 Artist: Adrian Kay Wong

Emma: Hi Adrian! Thank you so much for sitting down to answer my questions. Adrian: Thank you for having me! E: To start off, since we are fresh into this new decade, I’d love to hear one of your personal intentions or aspirations for this upcoming year and...if you’re feeling ambitious, for the upcoming decade. A: First off, Happy New Year! While I don't really have resolutions per se, I do think it's a good opportunity to refocus and dial in on my priorities. I've always been someone who challenges and avoids complacency – I push to be more diligent or efficient. But in this past year and going on into 2020, I've been learning to also respect my limits....

Continue reading



Burke Residency 3 Brand: 323

Emma: Hi Jillian! Thank you so much for sitting down to answer my questions.  Jillian: Hi Emma! Thank you for taking the time to ask such thoughtful questions :) E: To start off, since we are fresh into this new decade, I’d love to hear one of your personal intentions or aspirations for this upcoming year and…if you’re feeling ambitious, for the upcoming decade. J: Definitely to listen to my body more - resting and slowing down. I really struggle with a lack of body awareness and dissociation, so I’m hoping that I can work on that. Over the next decade I’m really going to focus on being less hard on myself. This will totally be a lifelong thing for...

Continue reading



Burke Residency 2 Brand: Gravel and Gold

Holly and Tomra, Gravel and Gold Emma: Hi Gravel and Gold! Thank you so much for sitting down to answer my questions.Shout out to women-owned and operated endeavors! Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to start a design collective. Where did that vision start and how has it evolved into present-day Gravel and Gold? Holly & Tomra: Gravel & Gold was started in 2008 in San Francisco, as a shop and creative hub for us and our friends. We wanted a place that would support creativity of all kinds, so we held art shows, dinners, lectures, music and dance performances. We hosted artists for residencies in our homes and we sold vintage treasures we found...

Continue reading



Burke Residency 2 Artist: K'era Morgan

  K'era Morgan, Artist   Emma: Hi K’era! Thank you so much for sitting down to answer my questions. Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your artistic practice? K'era: I'm K'era Morgan and I'm a mixed-media artist and textile designer based in Los Angeles. My studio practice has evolved since I decided to take this whole artist-thing seriously however, one thing continues to remain the same in that my process is very much an intuitive one. When I roll into my studio to begin working on a piece, I usually don't have a clear cut plan in mind outside of following my gut. This allows me to play with different media without inhibition and it also...

Continue reading