Alex Cherry is an LA-based digital artist who blurs the lines between art and design. He draws his inspiration from film, music, and pop culture to make stunning images that will always make you think.
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-The issue of copying and how we have to get over it.
-The importance of thinking about new things every day.
-A recent negative experience he had and how it led to an "artistic PTSD."
-The story about how he met his fiance through his art.
-A rapper suggestion for Youngman Brown to help him with his insecurities about his own monotone voice.
-The last words his grandmother said to him, and the impact that it has on his life.
"I heard that 90% of communication is non-verbal, and it's so true. We put too much value in words."
"It's not the what. It's the how."
"You never know in which ways you influence people or potentially change someones life. You may never find out about that."
"You have to be lovingly detached from the ego."
"The best way to not produce any work is to think about the identity of that work."
"Just create what you think the world needs."
"Celebrate the difference."
"So much of creativity is like capturing lightning in a bottle. You can't really control the lightning, so you have to create an environment to capture the lightning."
"You don't tell a tree how to grow. You just water it and then it grows. That's how creativity is."