The Rewards of Persistence part 1 of 4

In college I read a ton of Dystopian, Utopian, and Science Fiction books. When I say a ton, I’m saying that I would read, on average, 2-3 books a week (with the exception being during finals where I’d downgrade my time to 1 book per week).

 It was in early 2013 that I started to notice these books influencing my artwork. I was drawing cyborgs, tentacled humanoids, weird creature mashups, aliens. You name it, I was doodling it.  Over time I noticed that I was forming a story of my own. Conversations around campus were focusing on the subject of equality for all and I started trying to find a solution. I am a big fan of history and knew that all actions, no matter how innocent the intentions, have resounding and unexpected consequences. So on top of a planning out a perfect and equal society without contention, I started imagining what the consequences of this environment would be.

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Doubt and Drive

Earlier in April an artist that I follow posted a message about the creative process, dealing with feelings of doubt, and the overwhelming drive to create art on his Facebook profile. I was surprised to read through it and realize that every word of his post mirrored my own thoughts and experiences.

 In hindsight, I realize that I shouldn’t have been so shocked. Read more