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I am Simon, from Brooklyn, New York. My mother is Chinese and my father is German. My art teacher recommended that I join the Youth Insights program. I had visited the group during their screening of Andy Warhol’s films. To me, art means many things. It means representation, it means meaning, and I think that it means expression as well. All of these things could be considered mainstream artistic ideals, but it is the artist that represents his own non-conformity. I hope to show my own “paraphrasing” of the ideals of the arts.
My interests don’t exclusively pertain to art, although art is involved in most things I am passionate about. I hope to become a designer in my adulthood, either in architecture or fashion. Artists and their artwork inspire me, but my main source of inspiration is the world at large. I am inspired by the city that surrounds me, and the people that I see. I hope to achieve my goals in terms of my future career. If this is not the case, where the world takes me is where I shall go.