MPS, Human-Centered Creative Engineer
What, if anything, are you doing differently?
Delightfully, E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! I have actually re-kindled old creative artistic flames, while also believing ever-so deeply that all things come to me in perfect timing. To start, I’ve created an Art Studio at home, bought myself some bad-ass equipment to produce kick-ass work. I also exercise and do weight-training daily to get myself in athletic shape again, and I prepare the most nutritious and deliciously fresh meals at home. (Sorry Doordash!) Most importantly though, I’ve rechanneled my Covid fears into making art and just thinking in new ways. Rather than forcing things my way, I let them flow like a river into my life without judgment. 2020 has undoubtedly been all about change for many of us. Yet, I find that there is an opportunity to transform who we are, both physically, mentally, and spiritually in these unprecedented times. We can turn ourselves into someone greater and more resilient if we open our hearts to change.
Are you staying creatively active?
As long as I’m still breathing, yes, everyday!
I’m currently creating a series of intricate digital illustrations which I hope to reveal once I complete the project. They are ambitious and meticulous at heart and require an abundance of concentration and patience. I’m also working on several fine art pieces which I hope to exhibit either virtually or in a physical space later this year.
How are you sparking yourself creatively?
This is a time where we get to “stay home” but that doesn’t mean that our imagination can’t travel!
A lot of museums and galleries around the world have closed their doors due to Covid-19 pandemic, but they’ve created virtual spaces with live Q&A for anyone to engage in. The MOMA, for instance, has created the “Virtual Views” initiative where they will take you inside an exhibition or a favorite artwork from the collection through video stories and live curator Q&As. Some exhibits include Donald Judd’s revolutionary sculptures, Dorothea Lange’s powerful photographs, intimate home movies, and so much more to explore.
I’m also connecting with the creative community online and chatting with other artists, watching their live streaming techniques for inspiration. One of my favorites is John Maeda’s “The 8amish Let’s Get Physical Show,” which I can totally connect with since I also collect peculiar and eclectic objects from my worldly travels. Each one of these objects has its own story and takes me back to that special moment in time.