Beyonce became a work of art for her latest spread in Garage magazine. Granting a super-rare interview, Mrs. Carter delivered a load of quotables in the full cover story (which can be accessed via the mag’s app) alongside images of the pop queen finessed by artist Urs Fischer.
— GARAGE Magazine (@garage_magazine) February 25, 2016
The “Formation” songstress details her love for art, recommends a pro-feminist page turner and also reveals her proudest moment (hint: Blue). Read through some of the highlights from her Garage interview below.
Her favorite pastimes:
“I find myself most drawn to painting and photography. There’s a release and an immediacy there that helps me escape from my other projects.”
Her go-to artists:
“My mother is a huge art collector and she always encouraged me from a young age to invest in art. I travel a lot and I love going to art galleries and museums in different cities with my family and friends. I’m really into the work of Kara Walker, Tracey Emin, Aaron Young, and Donald Judd.”
On being her own boss:
“Over time, I have learned to focus on the things I want to focus on in the time frame that I set. I no longer have to work based on someone else’s expectations or pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100% involved with all my projects and now I’m fortunate enough to do that.”
On what the younger BeyHive members should read:
“I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”
Her biggest hero:
“My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown. My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful.”
Her proudest moment:
“Out of everything I’ve accomplished, my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue.”