For me now Atlanta, but really just where you are most productive and where you feel content. It’s where you have people around you supporting you, loving you, and rooting for your success. At least that’s what home is in my life right now.
What are you most passionate about? Not letting the love I have for art and the world and art helping the world go to waste. And encouraging love over hate.
Who has influenced you?
Mostly my creative family and my dad’s ability to have turned what he loves into a career and lifestyle. Also anyone I have ever met because that is my audience and that is the collective whole who surrounds me and has the potential to show me all of the different ways of life and all of the different ways of thinking.
What do you feel in your gutt drives you the most?
I have no idea. I am still figuring that out but it has always been pretty strong whatever it is. I think just a sense of what is important for me to do at the time, in that moment whatever feels important, just nudges me in the right direction.
I don’t think it is possible to 1. do anything that is not art in its own way and 2. avoid it and the joy it brings.
When creating, what is the message you are trying to convey?
I don’t have one single voice, and I am impressed when someone does. I find meaning in my work after it is completed. I look back over it and meaning reveals itself to me. For me, there is no need to force a voice into it because the viewer will see whatever their minds’ want to see.
Do you ever face any difficulties when trying to create?
It is always hard for any one to create and call it art. It seems pretty egotistical, sometimes, saying here is my finished work of art and hoping people like it so my biggest bridge to cross is how do I create without the suppressing box, that one must think outside of, and how do I take worrying about perfection and the ego out of art so that all that is left is art being appreciated by the creator and the audience. How do I create for the sole purpose of love for the act and love for myself and the audience and us as one?
What are your goals as an artist?
To never give up. There is never a problem until someone gives up on the crusade towards innovative progression and wholesome devotion.
What do you define as beautiful?
Everything working together in harmony is beautiful and you can see it by looking at anything. It is very beautiful when you look for that peace in unity and see it in the most unpredictable ways. When we think something is beautiful I think we are just celebrating that unsung equilibrium.
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