Q: What has been your exposure to visual art? Has it been primarily from your family? School? Social activities?
A: Although encouraged by my family most of my learning has been driven from school, not as much from class till high school but in doodling impulsively to avoid work.
Q: Personal explorations? Do you make art? If so, what kind? What is the medium you use?
A: I focus on drawing, painting, and digital art.
Q: Who is your audience?
A: Myself. (insert overly long response) I believe that art, like the structured principles of the mathematics that composes the laws of the universe, is an innate seemingly “transcendentalist” law of consciousness. To be aware of stimuli and senses around you is to interpret them- to carry an idea outside of its generation within human instinct or the ceaseless stream of conscious, to give it a presentable form physically or as to orchestrate a preconceived plan or motion to express an idea, and an emotion, is art. It then is no over-exaggeration to claim that “everything is art” ( as the now ridiculed postmodernist ascribed); however in the infinite creative potential of mankind’s mind to combat entropy and impose image onto matter in the name of artistic and cultural development- it is also fair to say that this understanding serves as a ceiling and floor to the house of thought. When anything and everything can be art, when anyone has the capacity to create a riveting and encapsulating rendition of work, when the showcase of art (clouded somewhat by time ) finds itself intertwined to the first figures to the most popular cultural icons of today, when the collection can always be said to have an inch of merit (for it can always be appreciated either in scope or progress by the artist if no one else glances upon it) what can we take of art then if the vantage point is so profoundly unconquerable? I would say that if everything is art, and the limit, although its height is not known e is certainly still profoundly above our individual competence then the purpose of studying art must be (for me) **to be wholly driven by a desire to understand the standards “we” naturally and precognitively apply to our ideas and schema to create beauty, and to understand the movement, motion, and motivation of others in how “they” interpret an observational reality and yield art in a way fundamentally unique from “our” own. To understand art is to appreciate it on your own terms, stepping into the gallery with confidence in your opinion, but comprehension of your limitations.