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I love to draw. I breathe, eat and sleep graffiti, paintings, and other forms of art. When I was eight, I made a papier-mâché mixture out of baby powder and warm water. I didn’t know what I was doing, but the stuff actually worked. I draw all kinds of things that enter my mind and I love the fact that only I can define those things. Other people may have their say, but my say is definite. I love working with my hands and I helped my mother do projects when she had her own construction company. I said “I think I want to be an engineer.” I still do, but I encountered architecture, so I’m going to incorporate both things into my life. I realize that I want to expand my mind toward other forms of art, and I find it pretty cool that I don’t yet understand everything I see. But with more analyzing and talking to artists, I can get there and see the full picture. I draw things in my life that I feel I need to express the most. I’m very open-minded. I can be both crass and loving about my own work and others’ work. I only do so because I love art a lot and I don’t mean to be overly critical.
The purpose of my bridge proposal is to shed light on the fact that a bridge could be strategically placed anywhere. I chose Bora Bora, Tahiti because it demonstrates how an exotic island could have a fully functioning bridge. I want people to ask “Why the hell was this bridge here?” I don’t want to offend anyone, but to bring something prominent and special from my country to Tahiti. The bridge is art with its colors, it’s concept of creative placement and it still would serve a purpose. Many tourists visit the island, I want to make sure that people think about their own interpretation of why the bridge was placed there.