Anthony, 24

“Where I’m from it’s hard to truly be yourself when you have so many voids to complete your self worth.”

Meet Anthony…

Anthony, 24
Incarcerated: 5 year

I am an artist. 

Being an artist is one of the many discoveries made in finding myself. 

Where I’m from it’s hard to truly be yourself when you have so many voids to complete your self-worth. You become someone that you’re not, you can lose yourself following the negativity and influences that restore what you feel has been missing. 

My artistry has always been within me. I continue to master it as I let myself be myself. Being in my element is how I can describe the state I’m in as I draw or paint. Having influences that share similar passions and interests has motivated me to be where I’m at. I’d also like to give credit to my older brother who’s always inspired me. He’s always been a great artist. Growing up looking up to him, the standard he’s set used to be very intimidating. It’s a really good feeling to receive gratification in making someone you look up to very proud. 

I will have photos of my art and of myself emailed to you. Via Bien Valdovinos