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Posted on May 7 2017
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How old were you when you started having an actual interest in art and how did you express that?
Growing up, I was given tons of art supplies by my family. I had everything from a glue stick to a nail gun. It was great!







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Did you experiment a lot before reaching the point in your work at which you are now?
I experimented with different mediums as I got older but my core love of patterns has always shown through. I have done sculptures, painting, photography, printmaking, and more- but the patterns I draw are something that I do all the time. Something that just comes out of me. And I think its important to embrace that.







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While creating an artwork, what usually goes through your mind? Does working ever function as a kind of therapy?
Always. I've always felt like its a form of meditation. I get very close to the photograph Iím drawing on and create these circles or lines that are very small.
Its a repetitive motion for my hand and my mind is just following the shades of color and form of the image and it becomes intuitive as to what should happen next.
I try not to think about my own self too much while working and just listen to music and think about the image in front of me.







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Is it different for you when you work on one of your own photos
as opposed to when you work on somebody elseís photos?

Yes. If I'm working on one of my own photos, I get very in my head and self conscious. I worry about what the person Iím drawing on will think and how to make them look best- usually because I love them in some way. When I draw on a photographerís photo I have no context to the image besides what I'm seeing.
My imagination can run wild and my hand can just make things happen.







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What do you like most and what do you dislike most about contemporary art?
I like to see things I've never thought of before. I feel like contemporary art has no limits with all the new mediums we have. It keeps getting more complex and more simplified at the same time. For myself, I don't like when I feel I have to justify my art with a deep meaning just because itís new.







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Have you ever experimented with your personal look?
I've cut off most of my hair, then when it grew back I died it blond. This past year is the first time in a while I've had my natural hair - crazy curly and dark brown. I think its more of an adjustment to just keep myself natural and accept the frizz.








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Is there a garment or an outfit that, at some point or event in your life, has played a distinctive role?
I wore my mothers combat boots that she wore while pregnant with me. I wore the hell out of them until they had giant holes in both sides and were falling apart.
My family would beg me to let them buy me shoes but I didnít want them to. I can't really remember why I was so attached, but somehow I felt that they defined me. Maybe it was because people wanted me to take them off.







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