How has living in Baltimore influenced your work?
AH: I find the city to be very inspiring. The architecture – I do a lot of paper cuts featuring row houses and the underground of what I imagine the plumbing and the pipes to look like in the city. I always try to put in a lot of landmarks like the Aquarium, the Bromo Seltzer tower and an arabber cart so if you’ve been in Baltimore a long time then you’re like, ‘Oh, I know what that is.’ It’s fun to see people look at my paper cuts and recognize what’s in there.
What about Baltimore inspires you?
AH: The people are … the best part of Baltimore. The city boasts a really supportive community of people who appreciate art and want to support your work and see you succeed. There’s all kinds of fun classes and workshop spaces that I myself, as a maker, like to go to and be inspired by. There are so many cool things to try.