Page Fehling and Jason Harper Honesty
Jeremy Klaszus Stuck in the sprawl
Spencer Reinhard Freedom and Honesty
Jon Lewis The Truth Will Set You Free
Ryan Gill Community, Connection, Confidence
I started to think a lot about how the process of making art there was much different. I not only had limited means, which aided creativity, but I was also free from a lot of pressures that our society can put on people in terms of what they're making, or whether or not they're getting paid for it. I was able to find this different type of freedom on the inside—freedom from pressures to have 'things,' to want a 'nice car,' or these impulses that are created artificially in our brains and need to be exercised.
I was suddenly making art not because I had the privilege to do it...it was an attempt to 'salvage' these years. When you get a long prison sentence when you're 20, there's people telling you 'oh you're going to lose the best years of your life.' And I was determined not to feel like that at the end of the sentence, that I hadn't lost these years, but instead actually gained something.
Lies do not cooperate. They don't work together. They don't share information. They are selfish.
It's becoming easier and easier to fall down a rabbit hole of lies then it is to create a mountain of truth.
We encounter more lies from each other on a daily basis than we encounter truth. It's easy to lie.
What we choose to create is as impactful as why we choose to create it.
If being honest was easy we would do it all the time, but it is not easy. As creatives, we have a choice to make. We have a superpower that other industries do not have. We have a superpower that allows us to create experiences and solve problems in a unique way that other people are baffled by. We can accomplish elegant sustainable solutions to gigantic problems if we work from that mindset.