Where We Live: Edy

Welcome to the third installment of "Where We Live," a photo essay showing New York artists in their homes. In writing our stories, we realized we wanted to get real. We wanted to give a sense of what it's really like to live these lives. This series features ten different artists across the city and across disciplines. Readers, meet Edy ...

Name: Edy Modica

Hood: Bushwick

Discipline: Comedy, cartoons

Your cartoons are ...  I like drawing people doing disgusting things because you can still make a drawing look so cute ... It’s so cute, she’s shitting on her best friend! 

Is your comedy like that? I’m trying to find a better way of doing it in performance ... I did this show with my friend Brian Fiddyment. It was called "Body" and we performed like totally naked ... We were aliens who got banished from our planet and as punishment were coming to earth as humans. It was nonsense. But that was the most amazing feeling in the world. Seeing someone else naked in a public space ... [was] like, oh right, we’re all just that.

Give us an instance when art was really hard: Um, I don’t know … Right now?

Talk about your room: I love little things. I had a friend in high school whose parents lived in this old cabin-looking house. They had these glass cases all over the place - one had those little colorful erasers ... Another thing had little animals. I was like, fuck. This is the best. 

All photos by Maddy Talias 

All photos by Maddy Talias