Slowtide: Where are you from/where do you reside?
Hanna Scott: I was born, and grew up in Victoria, on Lekwungen/Songhees traditional territories. I've been living in Tofino for many years now, on Tla-o-qui-aht territory.
S: When/how did you get into art?
HS: I've been drawing and creating random things ever since I can remember. I don't really know why it started, I just liked it. Now it is the same, the process of making something makes me feel good, not the end product of it. I like the feeling of when I am immersed in some painting or making a song, and not thinking about anything else. Creating things seems to be one of the main times I experience that feeling, when I'm surfing I usually still think too much. S: How did you create this specific piece?
HS: I created this piece with my fingers haha. The inks dry super quick so it's always a race for me to move it around with my hands to get the colours how I want them before it all sets.
S: What inspires you?
HS: I'm inspired by people who are kind and honest. AND - doughnut sprinkles, learning, pink sunrise clouds, my friends and my family, and being in motion.
S: Has surfing influenced your art?
HS: Sometimes I make art specifically for surf projects. In that regard I would say surfing plays a role in my art. However, it's definitely never anything to do with surfing that I'm making art about. Surfing seems to have been quite an outlet for my art to live alongside, which is funny to me. Click here to shop Hanna's limited edition towel now! To keep up with Hanna, follow her on Instagram.
Special thanks to Kyler Vos for shooting all these photos!