Artist Interview: RoboticHat
What are your earliest memories related to art?
I can remember at 5 years old asking my parents for drawing books and sketching images of bears and dinosaurs. Lol
How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?
I really felt I had a place as an artist in middle school thanks to the praise from my art teacher and involvement in projects such as painting an art car for the Houston art car parade and headlining the school’s yearly artwork book.
What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?
I lost touch with my artistic drive for 14 years until I became inspired by a piece from one of my peers on social media. Since then I’ve had a a stronger desire than ever to create and share my work with everyone. I’ve learned how to work with different mediums much more quickly than I thought and my work has been shared by several YouTube channels.
What is your process like?
I really don’t have much of a process. I suddenly just have an idea cross my mind and have to put it to paper. I seldom scrap any work I start on. What I feel maybe a mistake at first I can turn into the best part of a piece.
Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?
Not that I can think of.
What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?
I leave everything to chance.
Where do you see your work going from here?
I would just be happy seeing my work bring joy to more people honestly. I’d love to start working on larger pieces.