Add a Dash of Local Art: Kory Olson

Posted May 1, 2012 in

Kory's SLUG Masterpiece

Kory Olson is the featured artist for May 2012’s Add a Dash of Local Art exhibit. His work will be hanging at Whole Foods Trolley Square on the west wall of the café through May 31.

To get to know more about Kory, we asked him to come by the SLUG Mag office to answer some questions and create an art piece just for us. To get inspiration for his “SLUG Masterpiece”, we handed him a list of strange questions put together by the SLUG office staff and gave him a box of random art supplies we had lying around (a few paints, colored pencils, popsicle sticks and glue). These are the questions he chose to get his piece started:

If you had to have a body part amputated, what body part would you choose to lose? 

My Nipples

What is your spirit vegetable?


What would you look like as a flower? 


His answers are depicted in the above creation.

Don't worry, we also asked him a few more informative questions:

Who are you?
I am a self-taught artist that believes creativity can solve anything. I believe you can learn more by traveling than in a classroom.

When did you decide to become an artist?
I feel I was born an artist, but did not recognize it until I was about 14.

How would you classify your work?
Lately, peaceful. I love color and simple beauty. I am inspired by flowers and geometric shapes found in nature.

What do you think of the art scene here in SLC?
I have always felt that SLC has a strong art scene and that there is a lot of solidarity amongst the art crowd. There is always room to grow, though.

Any words of wisdom?
If you are going to do anything in life, go hard! Whether it is art or business, attack it with intention and precision.

Kory's work will be hanging from May 1 - May 31, 2012 on the west wall of the café at the Whole Foods Trolley Square location. Be sure to check it out the next time you stop by Whole Foods. 

SLUG Magazine and Whole Foods Trolley Square created Add a Dash of Local Art to give local artist the opportunity to feature their work at Whole Foods. Each month features a new artist, highlighting the diversity and talent we have within our local art community. If you are interested in being a featured artist, email

Kory's SLUG Masterpiece