Artistic overtones by Keinth Kaiser Gaspi

Artistic overtones by Keinth Kaiser Gaspi

Artist: Keinth Kaiser Gaspi
Profession: Visual artist
Summary:  My family was fairly ordinary while I was growing up. My mother is a gifted artist, and she spent many hours of our homeschooling years working on magical projects with artistic overtones. But I’ve never thought of myself as an artist. I attended my first formal painting lessons, and I began to believe that I was capable of creating art.

My graduation class consisted of 32 students. There were 12 in the year before my. Kris John is the art instructor, and he has a fantastic “attic” art department that smells like wax and sunshine. It was the only room on the second floor with a door leading to the rooftop. He allowed me to set up my own work station in the corner, beneath a window, where I could spread out my unfinished projects. It was a wonderful little universe unto itself. It was the first time I began to perceive myself as a creative person.

And gradually, I learned that the thing I most like doing, and the area I most enjoyed being in, was producing. I’m sitting in a sunny spot with a warm mug of coffee in my hand, tools of the trade in my hands, unearthing beauty from the tales that make up our lives.

This essay is about the pull for me. About how all of these random pieces and motifs in your life have a sense of direction and momentum. You might not see the image they’re creating until you arrive at your destination. Your hobbies, curiosities, and dreams, on the other hand, are all heading someplace.