Growing up with limited financial resources, while belonging to remarkably creative people, can warp a child.
When someone was hungry, we were told to make something. When someone was cranky, we were told to make something. When someone was sad, bored, happy, anxious-- the answer was always to make something.
In time, “make something” became the panacea for what ailed me and the catharsis that would somehow get me through.
I am a proven anomaly within each culture and subculture I represent. It has never been intentional or desired, but I have my opinions of how the world should be-- which is testament to my naive idealism.
I believe that anyone should be allowed to “make something” and that those “somethings” should never be so financially out of reach so as to prevent someone from having their own.
1994-2005: Worked under artist Hans Ongelungel as an apprentice artist, public relations manager and marketing agent.
2001-present: Co-founder of Islanesia, a cultural promotion network which offers pro-bono and lost-cost graphic design and illustration services to non-profit organizations and small businesses.
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
I want to live on an old farm with lots and lots of sprawling land and a gigantic studio, where I can make stuff all day long.