Ingrid Chavez and Marco Valentin have created a new Black Eskimo single "The Decemberists." It is getting some well earned attention for its distinct blending of elements. This blending occurs both in terms of the music itself and in regards to synchronizing the music with the Charlie Chaplin "Gold Rush" video. An expert on design, art, music (and all types of graffiti from "Graffiti Bridge" to the work of Basquiat) Jesse Hayes has unique insight into the process of Ingrid's artistic aesthetic. A beautiful celebratory original quote from Jesse Hayes on the artistic essence of inspirational Ingrid Chavez is newly released here.
This reporter inquires, "How did you first meet the wonderful, inspiring Ingrid Chavez and what are your thoughts on her distinctive range of work?" Jesse Hayes responds eloquently:
"Ingrid Chavez is art embodied. Intuitive and natural, she makes it all seem effortless. From photography to poetry, film, and of course music... Ingrid makes a world you want to crawl into and luxuriate in."
"We both respected each other's work and became great friends through the creative process. We continue to collaborate as much as possible."
"She is real. I push her, she pushes me, we talk about our kids and bills or keeping our houses warm during the winter, but we help keep each other focused. Often a cup of tea turns into a brainstorming session with us."
"In terms of music, not to speak for her, but I don't think either of us have much use for genres. We just try and make something we like. People don't even [fully] know what an amazing vocalist she is. I mean she can really, really sing but she's only hinted at it on her records."
"There is always something new to explore or experience in Ingrid's musical world. She's one of those artists who it's still exciting to be a fan of, it's an immersive experience."