I was born 1990 in a small town in Mexico. Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It became my escape from reality. I was brought up in a farm, and most of my childhood was spent working. I came to America in 1999. Coming to America was a change way too big for a nine year old to fully understand. A family of nine moved from a three bedroom house in Mexico to a one bedroom apartment in America. In America I not only worked but I studied in a way I was never able to before. I was actually allowed to study and work on art. That was never allowed to in Mexico. I grew up being told that what I made was not normal or natural. I was once even told that it was not good for my soul to be the kind of artist I was. I look back and I am grateful that I was a clueless kid. I think back and think to myself "how can someone say that to a kid that found something that makes him happy in a way nothing else in the world can ever compare to?" I was glad I didn't understand them at that age, but they did effect me. I was left feeling like my art was something I had to hide from people.
I would like to say that there are three parts to me. The first and most influential is my childish out look of the world. The part of me that loves the colors of the world. This is the part of me that looks out into the world and sees wonder and beauty. This is the same type of art adults told me to stop making as a child. This art makes me feel happy. It makes me proud that I can still see out into this world and enjoy its freedoms. It makes me proud that I never listened to the people that would ask me to stop.
The second part of me is my darker art. This art is mostly made in black and white. This is the part of me that sees the worse in not only the world but in myself as well. I understand that I'm not perfect, but at times I see that there is a conflict within myself. This is the art that mostly magnifies the cracks in my mind. Cracks that I hope that as I grow older I fill. I would say that I am very self aware. I am very aware of my flaws, and I embrace them. I credit the bad and the good equally. I am who I am, and I cant change that. I can only change what I become.
The last part of me is the student. A neutral part of myself that I hope never changes. I hope to be a student for the rest of my life. I don't believe I can be an artist without being a student. My art depends on it. My life depends on it. I hope to be an artist for the rest of my life.
Peace of Mind?
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