J.A.

 

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?

 

I was born in Goshen, Indiana, USA(Yes, Goshen in North America NOT Goshen, Egypt!). 10/19/93 is my birthday and I currently live in beautiful Oregon.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures

 

Stress relief or as a way of coping with emotions I didn't know how to release properly at a post-teenage-age. So I wouldn't necessarily say that the most of my work is "pretty".

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding

 

Kareem Campbell and  Richie Jackson. Campbell was one of the first skaters I ever heard of(Ghetto Bird is pretty great) and his deck art is reeaalllyyy cool. Jackson is just flat out groovy, an innovator for sure.

 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?

 

My favorite artist? Hah, That's like trying to pick my favorite candy.

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing

 

I'm seriously not a huge hippie, but I love standing in a field and watching the breeze blow by. It's just uber therapeutic. Kind of like riding a long board.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences

 

I owe every good thing I've ever done to my father. 

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Ooooohh I love anything and everything I can get my hands on.

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

I started on this board with a completely different theme and objective than what it turned out to be.

About five days before it had to be turned in I went berserk and changed the entire format.

The attached files show this. With certain things I am painfully indecisive. The first theme was to describe the feeling of heat exhaustion and the blissful state before ones loss of conciseness. This new theme is dedicated to all the bacteria we consume daily w/o knowing it, especially in our water. Though both themes are somewhat abstract.  Anywho, have a great day!