My name is Akbar Shabazz. I was born on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in Chicago I was always influenced by Art as it's all over the city. I try to use arts as a outlet to channel the negativity and adversity in my life. The city of Chicago is filled with so much talent but there is also a lot of violence and tragedy. I now live in Texas which has more nature throughout the state than Chicago. This has greatly calmed my spirit. I use to always want to inspire people to become more peaceful and to fill the world with as much light as I can. As a child I was told that I had a gift for different arts from sketching, sculpting, painting and even poetry. I never really took it seriously until recently being inspired by family and friends to give me that extra push in confidence. So now I am on a journey to devote myself to becoming the amazing artist I know I can be. I'm heavily influenced by the beauty of Earth and Nature as it is the most creative force we have at any given moment. I also try to incorporate the things that make me smile and laugh such as cartoon characters and other animations. I still have lots to learn since my journey is just now really beginning. For me this is more of a rediscovery of what always was in front of me. I aspire to motivate and inspire others with my creativity. Art has no limitations and that is what I love most about it. So please join me on this journey and I am truly thankful and grateful for all support you offer. Thank You.