Multifaceted and multidisciplinary artist Shantell Martin could likely answer our House Q&A in any format – music, installation, dance, spoken word – but she is most recognized for her ability to wield a simple black line. “There’s a reason we draw as children. It’s a gift we are given,” she reminded us when we visited her LA studio this fall. “To use lines and drawings to calibrate ourselves to the rest of the world, to express outside what’s inside. ” Watch her do her magical thing in our first illustrated HQ&A.