Thomas is a visual artist and photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia who has developed a style that he calls “painterly photo montage” – a method he employs in editing software in which he crafts elaborately textured pieces that have a very organic, non-digital look to them. Although his artwork resembles paintings, his pieces are entirely photographic in nature, fusing many images into a cohesive whole.
In this episode, Thomas discusses:
-How to realize the conversation you have with your art is actually a conversation with yourself.
-How the best art shows us that we are all separate, but we all share the same emotions and struggles.
-Why music is incredibly powerful, especially in younger people in their formative years.
-The importance of being receptive to new forms of art or music.
-If you follow your own uniqueness and put the time in, eventually people will notice you and want you to be YOU.
-Communication coupled with social intelligence is incredibly important in dealing with other people, especially those who are not as creative as you.
Thomas’s Final Push inspires you to have that space where you go to be creative, even if it is only 15 minutes a day.
“You should have a job that supports what you do, that hopefully doesn’t drain you.”
“Enjoy what you do. It’s not a race. It’s just being who you are and enjoying what you do.”