“Everything that is real was imagined first.”— Velveteen Rabbit
This August we celebrate Happiness Happens Month and Seeds would like to give the pleasure of spreading joy through art. By sharing stories from Seeds students who have an intense involvement and love for creativity, we highlight the importance of art in the lives of young minds. Through these narratives we learn about the artistic endeavors of future tattoo designers, comic book artists, and entrepreneurs who have many aspirations, goals, and dreams.
We feature stories by an array of students from various backgrounds with common goals of entering art related fields. Aaron Dominguez details how much of a role family has played in his artistic journey while Andre Gibbs came to the realization that humor was his way of reaching audiences.
Thank you and come back again for our September newsletter!
Claudio Marcelo Cofre
My artistic journey
Squiggly pairs of antennae, eyes facing in all sorts of directions, limbs coming from places they shouldn’t… I drew “New York City in Mars,” the first piece that fostered my initial love for illustration during our Kindergarten Art Exhibit
me, myself, and i
I realized l was capable of reaching people through my humor. Making others laugh helps me feel like I’m doing something worthwhile with my life. I will admit that I’m not the most confident with my art or with myself, so it means a lot when people take the time of day to laugh at something I’ve made.
moment by moment
I love making pieces where I can illustrate how my mind works, where I can try to understand other perspectives and human behavior. I am fascinated with this concept and love the process that creating art causes. Art makes me think deeper about everything…
Dashawn Jahrelle Yates
a drop of ink
When I grow up, I want to be a tattoo artist/ designer because I like the way tattoos look on people and I believe that they have deeper meanings. I am influenced by my uncle and Kendrick Lamar. My uncle influences me because he’s an artist in two ways: he is a musician and a visual artist.
making my mark
Currently I’m working on starting my own clothing line, ZW3NY, with graffiti inspired artwork on the pieces. I have many friends who do graffiti, and they inspire me too. It is always cool to see someone do a non-traditional type of Art. I often find that people who don’t consider themselves artists oftentimes are and don’t realize it.
more beautiful things
My first work of art was a character I named Celestia, and I immediately fell in love with her. I placed her on my living room wall and since that day I have been continuously drawing. I’ve experimented with multiple art styles trying to find the one that was the perfect fit for me.