My motivation to create art is fueled by a multitude of outlets stemming from my yearning to escape the confines of my childhood. Going to a private catholic school where majority of the classmates were better off than I made me realize at a very young age what I was deprived of. I always knew there was better for me out there, but that I did not have the resources to attain it (yet). One of the biggest things I can recall is not being able to do is 1) attend summer camp like the girls on The Parent Trap 2) attend gymnastics classes so I could learn how to perform floor routines like the gymnasts I watched on TV.
(To this day, I have yet to learn how to do a back-handspring/back-flip but I'm not gonna lose hope just yet.)
Music was my escape from reality. In the summer, I would have nothing to do but find something to occupy my time at home. I would use the piano to create a song, and then embellish it throughout the summer. As I got older and "CD players" because popular, I would burn discs with my favorite songs on them and dance in the mirror for hours pretending I was in a bomb music video. I literally danced til I got sleepy and fell asleep. You couldn't tell me nothing. I was on cloud nine. So my lack of earlier resources fuels my art in ways that only become apparent when I feel deprived.
Seeing others achieve refuels me as well. I love and appreciate watching creatives use their gifts to fuel the planet- whether it be through a picture, a song, a dance, a structure, a poem, a concept, a costume- it's all art in it's own right. And deserves to be appreciated and recognized as such.
Check out my latest video below as I elaborate more on what fuels my art.
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