How did art making first find its way into your life?
Ever since I could hold a pencil. I've been scribbling, scrawling, and making marks my entire life. I used to lock myself in my parents' room and watch drawing shows on PBS – shout out to Mark Kistler's Imagination Station.
I wasn't a strong student in the traditional sense. I was in the slow reading groups and was awful at standardized test. But I got a lot of positive feedback from art teachers. My second-grade teacher pulled my parents aside and told them not to ignore my art. Ever since then they've always supported my gravitation towards the art room.