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Hi, my name is Simona and I currently live in Brooklyn. I am originally from the Bronx. I am Japanese, Colombian, and Dutch. My father recommended that I apply to the Youth Insights program. I feel that there is art in everything. Art is the beauty of something that is made out of passion. Some of my favorite artists are Keith Haring, Mariel Clayton, Juan Gomez, Takeshi Murakami, Choi Chun Leung, and Peter Saul.
I’m interested in helping other people, new eccentric art, new ways of writing, and reading unusual stories with rich meanings. I’m inspired by pastel colors, fashion and art from Japan as well as the 1940s, and the 1990s, body parts, and human acts of kindness. Bad or screwed up things never surprise me. In the future, I hope to be a successful, well-off artist. I hope to change something in society to restore peace. I also want to make people more aware of the pollution we cause so that we can change that too.