We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Jung and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
It’s more of a philosophy than a habit, but being the type A – cancer, I tend to overthink or follow my emotions in situations. When I feel myself doing that I try to tune into myself, my intuitions, and trust the process. The philosophy of trusting the process is definitely one of the key factors that continuously allows me to be an artist. Being an artist means constantly breaking with routine, changing your perspective, taking risks and ignoring doubt and facing fears. As a creative, I’m constantly thinking of ways to break away from the past ways of thinking, creating, etc. That being said, self doubt is part of the process and I learned to trust in the foundational principles I hold and trust it will guide me no matter what situations, “blocks” I face. A process is how a journey comes to be. Even if that means not even knowing at that present moment.
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 a therapeutic act. A big part of my practice is the process, as it is highly intuitive. Through my works, I become more conscious of myself in relation to the world. Having this spiritual, physical, mental connection grounds me and becomes a process of therapy. There is a lot of self-doubt that comes with this process because I oftentimes create without having a definitive answer to what the work is about. The work always comes to me and I work backward to figure out the details of the piece later. By the end of the process, it comes clear to me why I’m gravitated to make this work, what it’s about, and why it’s important for me.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m honestly such a homebody- my home is my sanctuary. But I do love going Mulholland Scenic Overlook for sunsets. Melrose Trading Post on Sundays and farmers market in downtown. The lastbook store is a must! I love going to grab old cookbooks and art magazines. Recent favorite spots: Banadir somali in inglewood, woodspoon in dtla, jewel in silverlake. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family and friends, who are always here for support. Especially my mom who is the closest friend I have, her philosophy and perspective on life has a huge influence on my values and my perspective on life, hence my work.
USC community, especially Tom Mueller, who challenges my thoughts in the most accepting ways.
marisol de la garza for the first photo