Q) Where does your inspiration come from when you are working on a new art piece?
A) My inspiration when working on a new piece is sparked by the state of emotion I’m feeling while creating. As well as the energy I’m feeling in my work environment.
Q) What would you like people to take away from your art? What messages are you most interested in portraying or conveying?
A) I’d like for people to take away a moment in which they’re persuaded to think outside the box. Even better if in that moment, the observer becomes inspired possibly to use their gifts to impact the world in a constructive way.
In my work, I’m most interested in conveying messages of being free and comfortable with self.
Q) How has your art developed over the years?
A) I remember I first began drawing in grade school. I was heavily influenced by cartoons and pop anime. I continued drawing more avidly in middle school, creating more in my spare time. I stopped in high school, after a disagreement I had with my then instructor. Years later, I found myself in close friendships with others who were pursuing careers in art. This led me to dive back into creative works. I began to draw again, which led to occasional sketches with markers. 3 years later, I’m now a full-time freelance artist.
Q) What role does the artist have in society?
A) The role of the artist in society is to stimulate the senses of the observer. A profound artist uses this to their advantage to convey a message of expression, hopefully to the benefit or at least satisfaction of society.
Q) What do you like about your work?
A) This is something I’m truly passionate for. I like how I grow with it, also it grows with me. I enjoy the work I create as it’s a reflection of what I stand for as an individual.
Q) What would be your dream project?
A) My dream project would be to animate a self produced/written rap musical/Animated biography loosely based on some of the crazy events and experiences I have encountered. With a trustworthy team, of course.
Q) What goals do you have for your art?
A) Short-term, I have goals to use my art to inspire the world. To implant my original work in the homes of many people.
Long-term, to smell my flowers while I’m alive, to teach others, as well as to pass down an inheritance to my children (when time permits I have children).
Q) How do your life experiences affect your art work?
A) I experienced moving place to place as a child. Then after my mom passed when I was 11, I became observant in every setting. I’ve experienced loneliness. Rising from that and all the adversity I’ve faced has made me a better visual artist.
Q) What advice can you offer for an aspiring artist?
A) When it comes to advice you get from others, eat the meat and leave the bones. This is a marathon of faith. Believe in yourself and don’t be shaken.