Millennial Interview: Ivy Supersonic
Did you ever meet someone and just feel great energy and positive vibes? Well, that is exactly what happened when I was introduced to Ivy by my amazing friend Lynn.
Creative and talented, Ivy is truly a magnetic magical force field of positive vibes and great energy.
Since posting her work on Facebook, Ivy has become a phenomenon. In April of 2017, Ivy opened an art studio in the East Village, where her and filmmaker, Bryan Sarkinen, worked on a documentary called "Ivy Supersonic's Art of Mysticism”, this documentary captures the essence of The Miracle Art. The filming took place at Supersonic's "Art of Mysticism Paintings from The Divine," located in New York, and features Ivy Supersonic along with a host of New York characters such as, Ron Mwangaguhunga, writer for The Huffington Post; and 90s MTV VeeJay Jesse Camp, just to mention a few that were involved.
I was lucky enough to sit down with this amazing woman for an interview. Getting to know someone who possesses such talent can really help to motivate you, no matter what your passion may be. Get to know her a little more here:
When did you start to paint, and what inspired you?
My first painting was created on December 19, 2016. There was this local art store that was three blocks from my apartment. One day I noticed that they changed the name to Jerry's. Jerry was my father’s name. I felt drawn to go in. I have always wanted to paint, but I had no room in my studio apartment to put big canvases, so I focused on my other creations. I always called my apartment a "magical apartment", since I was always inspired and working on something. I created a lot of wonderful things there. My apartment had hats and feathers all over from the famous hat designs that I am known for. I just finished designing a feathered hat for Luke Spiller, the lead singer of the band The Struts. I had no room for anything else in my apartment. Despite that, I ended up going into that art store and walked out with two packs of canvases. These canvases stood as tall as I did. When I got home, I was able to lean them against my door where I was able to sit and paint. I never painted before and I decided to paint in the same spot where I designed my famous hats for inspiration. I was also missing my dad and had a photo of him that I was looking at. I took that photo of my dad and put it on the top right of the canvas and said dad, "Let's Do This!"
When I was finished, I decided to post pictures of the painting on Facebook. To my surprise, a lot of people were liking them. My Neighbor Shelia Marsh, who I call "Ma", saw my painting and told me to keep going. She was inspiring me to keep painting. She gave me the motivation I needed to keep going and I ended up painting my second painting. I posted that one as well on social media, and people were liking that one too. Most people sign their name on the canvas but, I wrote "Fuck Fox" on top of the canvas. The reason for that was I wanted to express my feelings for them stealing the cartoon character that I created in May of 1999. As mentioned earlier, I created a lot of wonderful things in my apartment, this is a Magical Apartment where I created the Sqrat, Hats, Bad Ass New York, and now Magic Paintings.
I channeled my energy into my art and that is how Magic Paintings were created. I hope you enjoy my art, (you can view my work on the links below).
We have the power to turn everything in our lives into opportunity.
To view Ivy Supersonic's art, visit http://www.IvysParanormal.com
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Literally a woman who wears many hats (pun intended), the magical hatter, her multidimensional personality gives her the unique ability and insight to spread her positive message around the world via her “It’s All Good” Campaign, her magical feathered hats, her electrifying runway affairs featuring living works of art, her SQRAT cartoon character, and by whatever other means she can. Her creative energies are explosive and visionary. Ivy recently received the trademark for Sqrat, a cartoon character Fox has used in their Ice Age movies and shorts, and that has been the center of merchandising, marketing, and other products for the last 16 years. Ice Age/Scrat is the biggest international cartoon in the history of the world.
A multi-talented designer of fashion, art, music, entertainment, and marketing, Ivy Supersonic is a catalyst for the creative, motivated and talented. She is also a high-voltage events producer of the fun and outrageous. Her friends and associates extend from grass roots to the very top of the entertainment industry food chain. She is a style guru and publicity powerhouse. She has thrown events for Gene Simmons, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wyclef Jean and hired by Robin Quivers for Howard Stern’s Birthday. As a couture hat designer to the stars, she has designed hats for Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Monica Lewinski, Debbie Harry, Scott Weiland, Carmen Electra, Tommy Lee, George Clinton, Kat Von D, Aretha Franklin and many, many others. Ivy’s most celebrated for the large pink feathered chapeau she designed for Pamela Anderson hosting the MTV Awards with Carson Daly in 1999. Ivy’s feathered hat designs are as glamorous as they are eclectic.
Her global media coverage includes features on Howard Stern, VH1, MTV, Fuse, Miami Ink, Wild On E!, Fashion Television, CNN, The Apprentice and numerous other networks and shows; ( http://ivysmedia.com/ivid/ ) Ivy truly specializes in pushing limits that provide the ultimate in organized chaos. Many bands and their mates such as; Live, Blink 182, Kid Rock and Anthony Kiedis have joined her fashion extravaganzas turn into media-frenzied events and as well wind up in live stage events such as at Jones Beach Theatre with Steve Kingston and KROCK with Stone Temple Pilots and Limp Bizkit and at Irving Plaza with Methods of Mayhem.
Having graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a B.S. Degree in Marketing and Public Relations, Ivy’s career began during her college years, when she launched her denim collection I.B.I.V. The jeans, whose sheer audacity impressed then-Vogue fashion Editor Elizabeth Salzman, have been described as modish and edgy, embodying the energy of the sixties. Within three months of their launch, the jeans were featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily. Once she and her designs had achieved instant notoriety, designers scrambled to embrace her new trend and she single-handedly changed the marketplace with her fashion-forward designs. After her designs had made their way into the mainstream, they were featured on MTV, Beverly Hills, 90210, Coca-Cola Commercials and Good Morning America.
Ivy Supersonic has been working with talent, artists and artists management since 1996 on special events, in public relations; booking, promotions, consulting and forming strategic alliances. She is the owner of the New York State Trademark “Bad Ass New York” and launched the cool t-shirt line December 2015. It can be viewed at www.BadAssNY.com Ivy Supersonic’s creative philosophy has and will continue to be new, fresh and infinitely applicable. Quite simply, she pushes creative boundaries. Down for Whatever, Whenever, Ivy is a woman with purpose on a quest for the new, the fresh and the inspired.