I would encourage any artist to follow their inner voice and stay true to themselves. I think in this modern era of social media and the “hustle” culture, often we can be persuaded to do what is “trendy” or will get us more attention, but unfortunately following any trend can take away from being unique and authentic. If an artist has the opportunity to follow their own path and make what they personally feel is the most gratifying work, then I encourage them to pursue that. Sometimes there are hard moments, or disappointments, or frustrating projects, or what we might think of as “failures”, but everything is part of the learning process and if you can just keep going and believe in what you’re doing, I think you will maintain deep personal fulfillment.
Interview by Mélanie Billaud
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