What gets you excited about the future?
So much about the future excites. Every time I read the travel section of the NY times or browse my favorite site thecoolhunter.net I find endless places where I'd like to travel. Now that I've found something I love and am excited about [art] I'm curious to see where this love takes me- I really have no idea.
Who are your heros?
Wow heroes- I have so many. But to narrow it down many of my heroes are artists themselves...Maurizio Cattelan, Chuck Close, Paul Simon, Jay-Z, Jhumpa Lahiri, Al Green. The list could really go on, but what I admire about these artists is not just their dedication- that's a given - but the bravery and endurance it takes to pursue what you love - and the beautiful art they make. While reading about painting in a book that looked into the artist studio I came across a great Chuck Close quote:
"Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work".
I think that quote stuck with me because as a young artist the reality of the insanely hard work that accompanies art making proves my love for the pursuit every day.
How would you describe your personal style?