VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
How are you feeling today? This is my first year out as trans at Pride so I’m just feeling independent and incredible Did you get
What inspired this look today? Is this how you normally dress or is this just for Gay Pride? Gay pride is like “our” Halloween. It’s
Are you visiting New York? Yes, from London How would you compare the vibe here in NYC to London? It’s quite similar. City life and
So, I’m guessing purple is your favorite color? What significance does the color purple have to you? It’s not my favorite color but I recently
What’s something you consider “cool” and how would you classify what cool is? Someone who’s outgoing, laid back, and a smooth talker Would you call
Can you tell me a little bit about your role as a farmer. What exactly do you do? Do you own land or animals? I
So as a matchmaker, how would you say one finds compatibility in someone else? I think it’s good to start with having a shared value
How does your fashion and style reflect who you are as an artist? I’m the founder of a clothing company called “Dress Abstract”, which is
What colors do you like to wear? I go to both extremes. I’m either super shiny like I’m dressed today. A lot of the times
How would you categorize your style and how does it reflect who you are? My style is very “real”. It represents my feelings and my
What do you photograph? I go to a lot of state sales and flea markets and I take pictures of people’s stuff that they’ve been
As a curator, what kind of artists do you try to find? At art fairs you can get pretty overwhelmed. So I’m looking for something
What causes are most important to you and why? Sustainability because there’s only one planet. I do birth photography so I travel around the world seeing the
How would you say your art influences your style? Well my interests are in science and so I think I often use a lot nature-influenced
Tell me a little bit about what you do as an art manager. Basically, I do administrative work for artists so they can focus on
So what kind of stuff do you photographer? Mostly people, but sometimes also plants, flowers, vegetables. But most of the time, there is always some
You are an artist…why do you paint? I fell in love with painting since I could ever started drawing as a child. It evokes happiness
How would you classify the general crowd of the Armory show this year? It really depends on the day. The morning crowd is different than the
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Houston, Texas. What is it like being in New York? I love being in New York.
What would you say inspires your style and why do you wear all these colors? I’m a color addict, anything bright and colorful inspires what
So where are you from? I’m from South Sudan. Can you tell me a little about what it’s like living there? At the moment, there’s
Tell me about your poetry. I write poems about families and cities. Mostly short lyric poems. How does your role as a mom impact your artistry and
As a student studying art what’s something you learned that challenges you? Digital art just challenges me in general and that’s why I like working
What would you say influences your style and where did you get the inspiration for your hair? A: I’ve just always been into vibrant colors
Can you tell me a little about the project you’re doing in Puerto Rico to help with earthquake relief and how it relates to art?
Is this your first time at the Armory show or have you been here other years? I’ve been coming here, I would say, almost every
As a managing director of an art collective, what would you say makes a good artist? I think being free of mind and spirit and
So what would you say inspires your art? Not having a place to go, a sense of trying to find what is “home”, and also
Is there anyone in particular who influences your style? Michael Clark, he’s a dancer. Are you also a dancer? No, I wish. What would you
What genre of art do you do? Abstract. How would you say you get inspiration for your art? I love modernism and modernistic interior home design.
What do you write about? Right now I’m writing about intimacy inside of capitalism and how we can transform that into new ways of living.
What inspires and influences your style? Definitely right now, eclectic vibes from the 60s and 70s. Where do you think fashion is headed right now?
Where are you from and what do you do? LA and I’m a model So what would you say is culturally different from LA and
So what kind of things do you photograph? Things I experience, set designs, clothing I create, etc. How would you classify what is “good” photography?
You’re a big fashionista…how would you classify your style? Right now I’m sporting the equestrian, Ralph Lauren look. For the winter I love over-the-knee boots.
Knowing you’re a dancer, how would you say movement influences your style? Regardless of what I’m wearing or where I’m going I always want
Can you tell me exactly what you do with Kava? Yes, so I serve Kava which is a plant medicine from the South Pacific islands.
How as an artist does your style get inspired?I’m pretty open-minded in terms of how I get inspired artistically, there’s a lot of diversity to
What inspires you as an artist? Your style, your colors, etc? I’m very inspired by women’s issues, especially issues that I’ve faced including body focused
So as a musician where do you think the industry is going right now? There’s more authenticity and less about the “image”. It’s about expressing
How do your paintings influence your designs and fashion line?My painting allow me to develop a bigger scope of color, texture, energy. The colors are
How do you feel like you can represent female rappers today?I feel like I can show other female rappers that it is possible to have
What kind of dance do you do?I consider myself a free spirit so that is reflective in my dance style. I do a lot of
How do you think we’ve evolved in our understanding and acceptance of “queer”?Rather than an evolution, we’re realizing that there’s more of a spectrum and
Which fashion lines do you mostly attire yourself in?I mostly wear the clothes of designers I collaborate with. Models should only wear the clothing of
What are some of your favorite makeup brands and why? I used to love NARS but not anymore because they’re no longer animal testing free
Growing up in the 60s, what are some things that have changed in the fashion world? Everything is a lot more comfortable. But now I
So coming from London how do you feel like the energy of NYC is different? There’s a hunger here. To always be doing better, to
Performance art is the nouveau trend, why do you think this is? Because it brings people together interactively in unusual ways and it makes people
Being originally from Lithuania what are your thoughts about being a student in NYC? I come from a city as well so it’s not a
What’s a fad that you’ve noticed or are trying to keep up with? I don’t really keep up with fads. I just try to follow
I noticed you’re wearing make-up. Do you think make-up for men is going to become more commonplace in society I work for a company
What would you say the “scene” look is right now? I think it is more eclectic and individualistic mixing different vibes all at once. That
As someone who’s made it in the industry what would you say is good advice for someone looking to get into the creative arts? It
What are the biggest challenges about being in the modeling industry right now? The way you take criticism can really make you feel either empowered
As someone working in fashion, what’s the biggest trend you’ve noticed?Mixing high end and low level fashion. People I work with at Saks for example
What kind of style are you most influenced by? I have a very heavy vintage influence. My family is in the “antiques” so I’ve always
Where do you get the inspiration for your style? Other artist’s fashion. Like I love Erykah Badu, I think she’s basically a queen. I love
Q: As a playwright, what do you think are some pertinent topics that should be addressed on Broadway that are relevant to society right now?A: Hamilton