Grim Reaper, Coffee GothAge:
Artist (plus other occasional odd jobs)Residence:
1506 Parker Commons; Rents studio space over Eden.Appearance Details:
While she can be convinced to dress up from time to time (little black dresses, naturally), she's usually in grungy quasi-Goth or punk dress, often paint-spattered and smelling of solvents or developing fluid. Her l. ear and nipple are pierced and, when she's not working, usually sport a broad variety of studs or dangles; leather chokers, armlets, and Celtic knot bracelets and rings complete her collection of downtime accessories.Personality:
To a great extent, what you get from Eiryn depends on who you are. She can be brusque, impatient, even abrasive; she has no time for people who try to pigeon hole art (hers or anyone else's) or people, people who have no real formed opinions, or folks who talk crap about things they know nothing about, or value system over content. As you can imagine, she loathes art, dance, literature and music critics with a white-hot and extremely verbal passion. More than a little compulsive, she frequently pulls all-night work sessions, leaving her sleep-deprived, crabby, and heavily dependent on the nearest coffee vendor. When an idea strikes her, she will often break off mid-sentence, or even go so far as barking pose orders to friends and acquaintances, to try to set a scene in her head.
On the up side, she's painfully honest, about herself as well as other people, and utterly reliable- if she says she'll do something, the world will have to end to keep her from fulfilling her promise. When she's awake and not focused on work, she can be a fun, almost charming conversationalist. If she becomes your friend, she's the sort you can call at 3 AM when you have a nightmare (ESPECIALLY if you have a nightmare- she'll want to work it into a painting), or want to talk about your current or ex-lover; just be prepared to do the same for her, since she's usually awake around then anyway.
Difficult, absolutely. But also potentially very rewarding.Bio:
Born Erin Grimaldi, when puberty hit she was raked by sleep-destroying nightmares. A therapist suggest drawing as a way to remember and define the blurry images that kept waking her, and a career was born. Though 'forced' by her parents to take music lessons as a kid (she actually is a passable amateur violinist, enjoys music quite a bit,and drags out an old blue electric Zeta once in a while for open jams), the visual arts became her true love and calling.
While she's audited any number of classes at the Institute, Eiryn (she changed her name legally when her work started to attract notice- yeah, it's a touch hypocritical, but it's good marketing) is mostly self-taught. Her style, a blend of impressionistic techniques and macabre and frequently strangely erotic images, often drawn from her dreams and those of friends, tends to immediately either attract or repel, and she refused to follow more orthodox paths of instruction and development, making her the bane of established art teachers.Her first break came when she was asked to do set design for an experimental dance production of Copland's rarely-performed ballet Grohg.
Critical response to the entire production was mixed, but her contribution was cautiously praised. Several group shows at various small underground venues followed, and she's developed a small but steady following, producing slow but steady sales.
Nearly always working on something (or three somethings), she fills in the gaps with a number of offhand jobs: relief bartender and coffee barista being two of her faves. She even did a brief stint as a topless waitress, but given her flat-chested build and her mouth, you can imagine how well that worked out. Most of Eiryn's work is mid- to large-scale paintings, or paint-on-photomanip; she's done some sculpture, but it's not as successful as her brushwork, and she's the first to admit she really doesn't know what she's doing with structural arts.
Honesty, music (almost anything), dancing (though she's not great at it), craft beer, good coffee, (most) art, body ink.Dislikes:
Politicians, poseurs (including 'chance artists'), cheep beer, liars, anyone who values form over content, weak coffee, homophobes, bike messengers, traffic, wafflers.Ons:
foreplay (all kinds of playfulness, really); long, slow sex; strapons; casual nudity; sexy/interesting clothing.Offs:
While she can be experimental, she's pretty vanilla overall, so anything especially rough or bizarre will be a nogo. Ask, but tread carefully.Additional Details:
Eiryn's a fairly recent transplant to Indigo, having only arrived a bit under a year ago. In that time, she's been single so far as anyone knows, so her true orientation is an open question.Played By: