Almost 2 years ago I began helping my close friend Alex Masters Lecky brand his clean energy site called Peak Demand. As you already know this spaceship we call Earth has a few problems that need addressing and this is my small way of helping to make a difference. Alex is the true star of the show, the one with the real passion to show humanity that the grass is greener on the other side (pun intended). It's been a pleasure helping to bring his vision to life and I hope to see it continue to flourish into the distant future. Stay green.
Timing truly is everything. This past week has been one of the most hectic and influential ones in my life for many reasons, but it all started with some great news I received early last week. The Hunt has officially published online with Juxtapoz Magazine! This is my first publishing with a large credible name in the arts community. If you had told me this would happen when I first created the series back in 2014 I would have thought this to be a pipe dream. Today that dream is a reality and it's a beautiful feeling.
Earlier this year I was approached to collaborate on a short story for a site called The Sistren written by the talented Victor Pineiro Escoriaza.
Of the 5 stories I was given, the one I chose was not a difficult choice. I decided on the story of Leia, a heart-stopping beauty with a magnetism that pulls the entire universe towards her. It's a well written, fantastic concept and one I resonated with. She reminded me much of Citrine (above image) from my art series Active Ritual. Both have this ominous aura about them. They share the same struggle of loneliness and power.
Seeing how a few paragraphs can bring an image to life is a great feeling. I'm always creating characters in my head but have never expressed them in writing before. Maybe this is my next step in evolving as an artist. Maybe one day I'll be able to share some stories of my own.