MEET THE ARTIST:
Isaac Aaron - Set Design
Isaac Aaron is a Set Designer and Art Director based in Los Angeles, CA.
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP:
I grew up in the most northwestern corner of Vermont on Lake Champlain, 5 min from the border to Quebec Canada.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST BECOME INTERESTED IN SET AND PROP DESIGN:
Well, I grew up with a father who was a handyman. During the week and on the weekends he was a very eccentric Disc Jockey (DJ) with odd props and costumes made mostly by my mother. I assisted him on all these odd jobs and would also get to design outfits with my mother, so the world of playing dress up and environmental altering came very naturally to me. Once I was on sites like myspace and model mayhem, I found my first job for a fashion magazine at the age of 15 and I haven’t stopped since.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SET/PIECE THAT YOU’VE CREATED:
More of something I’m continuously utilizing in projects is Aspic (Gelatin Molds). I find the texture and sheen so fun and diverse to experiment with.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SET AND PROP STYLE:
Absolutely everywhere. In particular, I find natural substances like fungi and molds fascinating. I love working with different types of creatives because it allows me to blend my various styles with others.
WHAT SONG GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD MOST OFTEN:
Dusty Springfield - "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me."
IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Either kimchi egg fried rice or avocado toast with arugula and balsamic glaze. I have one or the other practically every day.
WHAT IS THE ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING THAT YOU WEAR MOST OFTEN:
My green/black or grey/black flannel (like a true New Englander).
WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE:
“We’ll make it work.”
WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED SO HARD IT HURT:
Probably when I watched Fantasia on mushrooms.
WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TALENT:
Turning my tongue into a clover.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO DANCE MOVE:
Some sort of foot shuffle (cocktails required).
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER A BUSY DAY:
Epsom salt bubble bath, candles, glass of Argentinian malbec, current book of choice!