Austin Interview 

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Introduce yourself

My name is Austin, but I usually go by StorieBoard on the interwebs. I’m an artist, and a junior in high school.

What inspires you everyday

I’m inspired by other works of art, music, and literature. I admire artists who are true to themselves, and produce works that reflect their individual style. It’s something I always strive to do.
What is something you would change about people in the world

I’d change the need people have to follow trends. Nothing positive comes from doing something because it’s “trendy.”
What is your view on society today

Society is just a lost mess today. We don’t search for our own truths, we just accept what we’re being told only if it aligns with our social/political/religious views. It feels like nobody really wants to find truth though, they’re lives are happier in ignorance. Neither the right nor the left have the best intentions, that’s why it’s important to rely on your own research/thoughts.
What is something you’ve struggled with

Probably self-esteem or self-confidence. It took a lot of work to be able to embrace parts of myself that others might find problematic or weird.
What is a positive message you would give others

It sounds super cliché, but just be yourself. 🙂
Last question what is a goal you would like to achieve in the future

I’d love to see one of my portraits hanging in a museum one day.

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