My parents were both professional artists, so it only made sense that I followed in their footsteps… Of course, learning how to be a enjoyable artist is not a simple thing to do, but artistic talent comes from within, so it’s more natural for some people; I was not one of those people.
- I wanted to be a enjoyable artist, however it took me a lot of labor just to become average, but when I was 16 I told my parents I wanted to go stay in the woods for a few weeks to “get in touch with my inner artist.” They rented a small bungalow for me on the outskirts of Philadelphia, but the thing about the Philadelphia section is that the neighborhood is enormous and sprawling, however then two miles later there is deep, dense forest.
I wanted to get away from the distractions of Philadelphia and focus on my art. Of course I brought a half pound of cannabis with me, because that was fuel for my art. Trying to create art without weed is like going without food or water. If I wanted to leave Philadelphia behind for a while, I needed the tools of my trade, which in this case meant art supplies, whiskey, and cannabis sativa strains. Although my bungalow was just three miles outside of Philadelphia, it felt like I was in another world. The noise, the traffic, all the normal things that irritate me about Philadelphia were nonexistent! For that entire phase I was able to get high on cannabis and stay 100% focused on my artwork.