Andrew Breitenberg is an American artist currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. He has his studio and shop at the Woodstock Foundry. He uses the name Selah for his inspirational public art. His studio is such a wonderful space of inspiration. As you can see I could not leave out any of the finer details in the photo’s. Such awesome style!
Tell us where you are from and how you ended up living and working in Cape Town.
I arrived in Cape Town from Amsterdam where I had been working as an editorial designer. I moved here to explore a career in public art and design projects, specifically in townships where I engage an incredibly open-hearted community in dialogue about hope, dignity and finding your own voice.
You inspire others through your public art. What inspires you?
I am deeply inspired by the central themes of faith hope and love found in the teachings of Jesus.
We share a love for Wes Anderson. Which is your favourite movie and why?
Darjeeling Limited is my favourite story because it takes place in India and describes the subtle and beautiful intricacies of brotherhood. My brother lived there for awhile and we always dreamt of doing a similar trip. Of course Mr Anderson’s attention to graphic detail in all things is incredibly inspired.
What do you like to read? Do you have a favourite book?
My favourite book is a blank book. Although just recently I made a book dedicated to my son which is an alphabetization of all 825,291 words in the Bible. This is probably my current favourite.
Name your current favourite 5 songs or musical artists.
Right now? Steely Dan, Sufjan Stevens, Agnes Obel, William Fitzsimmons, and the Civil Wars
Please share something with us that you don’t mind sharing, but that few people know about you.
I have a 1 year old son named William Moses Matthew Breitenberg. His first word is “hot”.