How Camping Can Spark The Next Renaissance

How Camping Can Spark The Next Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was a time spanning the 1920s when Black Americans of Harlem, New York City created Jazz, produced some of my favorite paintings, new styles of dance, the most cherished pieces of literature, theatre, and so much more. COVID, although happening in a much different time and state of existence, could possibly inspire the same.

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The First Job I Ever Had

The First Job I Ever Had

The very first job I ever had was something I built for myself back in elementary school. I confess that It’s not something I can ever put on my resume. In fact, I was actually threatened with arrest at one point during the height of my business success.

When Thought Puzzles Become Art

When Thought Puzzles Become Art

I like to think that opposing thoughts are there to push the boundaries and shapes of the thought puzzles, and that these new pieces create even more structures and works or art.

How Fear Can Make Or Break You

How Fear Can Make Or Break You

There’s a feeling you get when you are home alone in the middle of the night. A dash of panic and you try your best to remind yourself to breathe.

Through the Lens

Through the Lens

I capture moments forever frozen in time. The very essence of life is paused for eternity as I gaze upon its image. It’s through an external lens that I can grab a piece of your soul and tell a story. Photography, much like the act of writing, reveals a version of the truth through someone [...]

How Storytelling Will Save The World

How Storytelling Will Save The World

Their stories are important and necessary to hear in order to understand the multi-dimensional painting of human society. In order to grow, we must learn, and in order to learn, we need to hear about the “other” by sharing their stories.

An Essay For Your Thoughts

An Essay For Your Thoughts

The conversation of rich words is better digested after being presented on paper, and so I continue consuming chats and discussions through the act of writing.

Anonymity In Art: Novel House

Anonymity In Art: Novel House

There’s an abandoned house tired with cracks that reveal its age. It is wearing thin of its drywall, and the structure seems to degrade and crumble right before the eyes of onlookers. It’s abandoned—but full. The white walls filled to the brim with large black letters, characters and shapes that have been strung together into a [...]

#IndieFilm Review: Loving Vincent

#IndieFilm Review: Loving Vincent

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” -Vincent van Gogh Brilliant gold and bright yellow paints softly emerge from fields of rich greens. Pictures that are hand painted bloom on top of the large [...]

What Is Art, And What Art Deserves To Be In Museums?

What Is Art, And What Art Deserves To Be In Museums?

“What is art?” A short older lady with graying hair asked the high school intermediate art class. She waited for the small group of students sitting behind art supplies that were laid out on top of long wooden folding tables to slowly raise their hands. She pointed at a girl sitting near the back of [...]