1. What is something not too many people know about you?
My partner and I created an artist community platform on Instagram. “FORVLL” (for all) is a project we started in 2015 to feature artists and give insight into their personal process. What we hope to achieve through this project to inspire others through their work and methods. Even if someone isn’t necessarily artistic, anyone can be inspired and motivated by another’s work ethic or approach. We've moved into curating group exhibitions with our artists and hope to soon have our own space.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Making art is one of my biggest passions. Although I can get easily distracted from creating after I’ve finished a project I feel I’ve finally woken up from being asleep. The process of creating is an innate action for me. My decision making is very intuitive, I follow my first reactions, especially with color. As soon as a color plants itself into my mind, It will bite at me until I put it down.
3. What are your goals for the future?
An important goal for myself is to make art more accessible to the public and show people that art and galleries aren’t just for the upper class. I know it’s tough to tackle, especially with the elitist connotations the art world carries with it, but art and creating should be for everyone. Although I love making my own artwork, I feel my calling is in helping artists show their work and getting them the resources they need to be most successful.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is finding fulfillment in your work. Too many people get lost chasing after money and fall into a state of complacency because of a salary. To me, if you come home from a job and feel like you haven’t achieved anything or haven’t used the skills you excel most in, you’re wasting your time. It is possible to do what you love and push it as far as possible to support yourself. Climbing out of a financial safety net to pursue what you love is difficult, but if you surround yourself with people of passion, success will follow.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I’ve just recently got into pottery and I have become obsessed with clay! I’m currently trying to master the art of wheel throwing, as difficult as it is. It’s a very physical process and something that requires complete control the entire time you are working.
I also am working on getting a space for FORVLL to use for exhibitions as well as open studio space for artists who do not have space to work in. We hope to create events and programs that engage the community and bring opportunities to young artists.
Featured: Alexandria Norado