It’s amazing these days how often I get ask if I follow trends and what I think is trending. But to be quite honest, I actually prefer NOT to follow trends and instead choose to prioritize my own personal tastes and aesthetic.
Of course, I can’t help but be somewhat influenced by what is happening in the marketplace. I think we all are. My goodness, just look at at all the beautiful imagery circulating the internet these days! Mind you, there has certainly been times when various subject matters and themes have gained popularity parallel to my own personal style, work and interests. I think that’s ok, because in the end I’m not trying to chase down a trend. I just think that if you’re always following how can you ever lead?
I’m a firm believer that if you create from a place of true heart you’re going to create better work. I myself, am aiming to create art that down the road will still be considered relevent and time-honored. I want to have some real longevity as oppose to being a fly by night fad.