that’s what it’s starting to feel like. i enjoy it greatly. life is all about perspective. what you make of the situation becomes your reality. you’re not the situation, it’s your actions that define you. 2020 is a strange year. we’re surviving a pandemic whilst ending racism. creators are permanently at work. truthfully it feels like my existence alone is protest. what’s next is i should become more vocal of
permanently at work
no pencil, no reference drawings
i’m looking at pictures of New Orleans through my friend’s instagram story
and i’m seeing parts of it i deeply miss. the abandoned naval base, or informational center?, they called it “The End of the World” or “The Edge of the World”. the base hugged the Mississippi River and met a channel that allowed boats to pass from a draw bridge. when i first wandered to New Orleans to start my art career i stayed in my friend’s apartment across the street
thankfully all of this has been an intense learning process. i’m going to be 29 this year. my dad turned 60 the other day. my brother and i called him on a group video chat since he lives in Houston. the united states is leading with covid-19 cases. one thing for sure is this reminded us all of our humanity. i’m doing my part to relaying solid informational findings on
our planet is facing an actual crisis and all i can do is make art and develop websites.
it’s a rather eerie scenario to be in. i spent years mastering my craft seriously in hopes of securing a type of foundational financial gain just to be thwarted by a rather untimely almost seemingly engineered biological disaster. imagine being a full time artist in the panic. the biggest fears for everyone seems to be staring into the uncertainty –maybe that’s met in combination with digesting disinformation helping create distress.
a year in review
without a doubt, 2019 was the most influential year of my human life. it was the fall of 2018 when i woke up in Las Vegas, NV prepared to attempt a new life. this journey was riddled in unexpected events. realistically i had no idea i would even survive out here. lo and behold it’s 2020. the process was insane. for 2019, i quit drinking alcohol. that was the greatest
gracefully making into the new month of December
and then after that we’re staring at 2020 together. who would of known huh? when i was 18 or so, i wouldn’t have ever thought i’d be living in Las Vegas. i wouldn’t have thought my independent clothing endeavors would be reaching this level of support. i honestly didn’t see most of this coming because i didn’t think i’d get to enjoy any of it. we collaborated with artists in
I’m at Container Park for #SecondSundayLV
i’ll be joining the ISI Group for Second Sunday at Container Park. you can RSVP for a reminder here. i really enjoy laughing and talking with people who stop by to admire my art. it really means a lot. we’re all stumbling through life together so any time spent relating on the images i render genuinely makes me happy. i hope you enjoy the memories we’ve made. L