I paint who I am. I think creatively. I respect challenge. I associate well with strangers; the fundamental elements of struggle are similar in everyone. I listen when people tell their stories. I am drawn toward people who believe in themselves. I respect Truth and Honesty. I admire ability. I respect intelligence. I encourage excellence. Satisfactory isn't good enough.
I am my Art and my Art is me. I believe in myself and what I am doing. I work hard to appreciate what I have. I am not afraid to struggle; overcoming fear is the most relevant thread to success in the tapestry of life. I've clawed my way through some tough shit. My Art is real and true because of this. It's no secret that we have the ability to adapt - that's why we command the food chain. I believe we have a responsibility to use our abilities and not let them atrophy - to better those around us. To climb Above.
I see things differently than most people. I am intelligent and sarcastic. I am outgoing when estranged, introspective when lost. I hate being stagnant. I am vulnerable. I am opinionated. I respect people who use their minds. I am analytical, creative, intuitive, empathetic, encouraging, defensive, long-fused and short-winded. Arrogance pisses me off. Confidence inspires me. I get bored very quickly. I like to test people. I ask a lot of questions. I question what I believe. I like taking risks. I test myself; I seek the truth. I believe that the challenges we face define us. I believe that it's not what you face but how you face it.
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