Q: In one sentence, tell us your life story in as much detail as possible.
I was raised in New Haven, but cut my teeth in Philly, and I'm now living and working in New York City.
Q: When did you realize you want to be an artist?
I've always done art from a very young age. I realized I want to be an "artist" when I attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia. There were so many super talented students and eccentric teachers. It was the first time I was surrounded by people who promoted the idea of being an artist, and I began to take it seriously.
Q: For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
I would have to say my family, for raising me with unconditional love and support, for still being here, and growing too.
Q: If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?
If I had to choose between the two, I would retain the body of a 30-year-old, so that mind can grow wiser with age.
Q: What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Waking up early on a Sunday morning in a new city. Spending the day exploring, taking photos and sketching. Then stopping for a picnic and falling asleep by campfire.
Q: What or who motivates you the most?
Definitely my wife. She has always motivated me to work hard and not give up my passion.
Q: Do you have a morning or night routine that has made your life better?
Drinking lots of water, stretching, and making to-do lists.
Q: Fly, teleport or X-ray vision?
Teleportation would be awesome because there's so many places I want to go and so little time.
Q: What's your favorite record of all time?
Since I was 12 or 13, my favorite record has been My Favorite Things by John Coltrane, and still is.