We had the good fortune of connecting with Ange Cox and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ange, what makes you happy? Why?
Cats. Cats make me so happy! Cats have brought me constant joy throughout my life and to so many others. I chose it as a theme in my art to bring me happiness and share it with others. The moment of pure excitement my clients have when they see the wearable cat heads that I have created from scratch for them warms my heart. Art also makes me happy so it was a no-brainer to combine the two.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It’s all about the hustle. I can’t stop and won’t stop! I’ve been an artist my whole life but my skills have grown through the work and commissions I’ve done over the years. I learned so much travelling to different cities working at costume and prop shops. It sure wasn’t easy but when I’m on the right path, things seem to fall into place. I overcame those challenges by working hard and staying focused. It’s important to be patient, open-minded, and not let anything hold me back. I want to relate to the world by sharing our love for cats and animals. I want to bring awareness; adopt don’t shop, spay, neuter, and only use break-away collars, support local artists, save the kitties.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh geez a week is not enough! I’ve done “Ange’s Awesome Tour of Los Angeles” a couple times but they have all been different. We would probably begin our journey at The Brewery Artist Lofts, the largest art colony in the world! There we will meet my friends and artists who live and thrive in Lincoln Heights. I would plan going to art shows throughout the city and walk the streets to view the many graffiti murals. Griffith Observatory is a beautiful sight, especially at night when people gather with their telescopes to admire the stars and planets. Bicycle rides are a must! Down the LA River Path is a safe one because the path does not allow cars. There’s a rad coffee shop called Spoke we could stop at too. Hiking in Altadena area is lovely and trips to the beach are refreshing. I like to focus on outdoor activities. When we’re hungry there’s endless amazing restaurants and food trucks all over the city. Sushi in Little Tokyo is a personal favorite. Also Little Jewel of New Orleans for the best Po’ boy in town. Can’t beat the Mexican food out here, that’s an absolute must for anyone travelling to Los Angeles. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my partner William Patchen. He has been my best friend and support throughout the pandemic. Billy has encouraged me to keep pushing forward. He’s an amazing metal fabricator and artist located here in Los Angeles, check out his work too!