Photos by: Myisa Planq
“Know the rule well so you can break them effectively!” Dalai Lama XIV
What/Who inspires you as an artist in the following categories:
Art/Design: The Selby is in your place.
Beauty: I find Nature to be an unending supply of beauty
Culinary: Lately I got slightly obsessed with the television show chopped. Where competitors get a box of mystery ingredients and have to make a dish. This is often what cookings like in my kitchen, what food do I have and how can I turn it into a meal.
Fashion: My style is sort of hodge podge, whatever speaks to me. I love thrift stores, the thrill of the hunt, not knowing what your looking for until you find it. You sometimes have those amazing finds, and they’re only three bucks.
Film: I grew up in the eighties’ so I have a special fondness for the films I watched as a kid. I feel it was a time when a certain amount of suspension of disbelief existed. Movies didn’t need to be flawless.
Literature: I’ve always read a lot. I’m a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. My dad gave me all his books when I was a kid. “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson is another book I am always reading and re-reading.
Music: Things on my ipod lately, Beatles, Arcade Fire, Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Black Keys, Harry Belefonte.
Can you describe the time when you first realized that creating was something you Online Blackjack absolutely had to do:
When I was younger the world seemed to be a very confusing and overwhelming place. Art was a way to give a voice to those feelings.
What are you trying to communicate with your art:
I think ultimately I’m trying to find honesty, as a performer and in my everyday life.
Any exciting projects on the horizon:
We are working on a project written by Jonathon Keevil called “The Sand Diego Twins” , which we are excited to move forward with.
Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet:
I’ve always wished I were a better painter. I enjoy painting, but its never been more than a hobby.
What are your greatest accomplishments in the industry:
I’m just at the start. Bellflower has been my biggest accomplishment. It’s been amazing. Jut the fact that we got it made, was a feat unto itself.
What one thing that has happened in your life has made the biggest impact on who you are today:
I had a rare liver disease when I was 20 that eventually required a liver transplant. That experience at that age really changes your entire outlook. It was part curse part blessing and you never really see life the same way again.
What makes you truly happy:
I’m still trying to figure that out.
What keeps you balanced and sane:
I need to take care of myself. Eat well, exercise, sleep. I tend to like to be alone. I also try to get outside as much as possible.