If I’m not working to improve my work and my skills, I feel like I’m letting myself down. I don’t know if I can ever be content with who I am as an artist. I refuse to compare my self to my peers. I want to compare myself to my favorite artists and designers. I want to achieve more than those whom I admire. I want to be more than any one expects.
This is one of my latest drawings. These are one of my favorites sneakers. I remember seeing older kids with these when I was younger. I wanted them back then but I didn’t get them until a couple years ago.
I bought this sneaker for the opening of my Dreams of the Ego exhibit in 2008. A lot of time has passed since then. I have noticed how much my artwork is still influenced by streetwear and sneakers. My work has changed dramatically from what I started out with, but I’m still motivated by similar things. As time passes, things change and new ideas come to mind. Who knows what I’ll be doing 3 years from now.
School is out. I am slowly getting my old creative drive back now that the semester has ended. I’ve learned to really value my spare time! I’ve been keeping busy at work, enjoying my regular schedule again. I am ready to apply myself to the new things I’ve learned this past semester. School is helping me focus and manage my creative tasks with responsibilities. I’ll be happy to share my upcoming projects with you as I move forward.
This one of may favorite pairs I own, along with the all-gray TKs and my lime green SBs. I have to admit, I was not brought up with the luxury of always having cool new sneakers. I never owned a pair of Jordans as a kid. I honestly never cared about shoes until high school. Funny how our priorities change so drastically!
I’m working on a sculptural piece that I’m very excited about. It’s an idea that I had a long time ago, right around the time that I started painting. Also, I recently recieved an invitation to participate in a group show at Lulubell Toy Bodega.
The plans for my next exhibit are slowly moving forward. I am working on a few things that I haven’t gotten around to posting here on the blog. So it might not look like a lots getting done, but things are coming along.
“The most important parts are the ones that are unseen. Wings dont make you fly, and a crown don’t make you king.” -Lupe Fiasco