My goal as an artist is to… is to create art that makes people look at the world in a different way. It’s kind of, it’s a
little bit wild, you know, being a teenager and being able to talk to these
people or share my story. To me, I go home or I go to school and I’m just a regular kid and a lot of, you know, a lot of these kids don’t even know what I do. I started painting in my late 5’s and then I sold my first painting when I was 6 years old. I have never had any formal training in painting or in art, but I will say that a lot of training comes from inspiration of different artists. Psychology really inspires me as an artist. A lot of the recent pieces are very much inspired by the mind. Different theories, Freudian theories, different psychological theories. I usually don’t sketch stuff out. Sometimes I will, but I’ll just start with an abstract piece and then I can, then I can, you know, chisel stuff away and make it more refined later. I’ve had the opportunity to create a piece for the cool Pope, Pope Francis, which I love him so much, and I was able to create a piece for him and actually go to Rome and present it to him. I love to hang out with my friends, I love to go to movies, have sleepovers, that kind of thing. I love my dog. She’s a standard poodle and her name’s Ginger. Ever since I picked up the paintbrush, my parents have been more than supportive. When I first asked my mom if maybe she could pick up some materials for me, I thought she’d come back from the art store with pieces of paper and crayons and she came back with huge canvases and great-quality paint and that’s just one of the ways my parents have been extremely supportive from the very beginning. I mean, if it wasn’t for that, you know, I wouldn’t have, probably wouldn’t have continued.