University of Southern Florida
Quietly Fail, Loudly Win
What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the UCF community? Why did you apply to UCF?
What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the UCF community? At first, I didn’t know how it could be done. Transforming six sheets of white foam board into a ‘Warhol-esque’ abstract version of a 19th century telephone was beyond my comprehension as an 11-year-old. But as my father shook the can of black spray paint, I was captivated by the dice-like sound it made and the specks of black mist that flew onto our canvas transforming it like magic. We continued to build upon this structure: carefully fashioning buttons, knobs, pulleys, and a circular dial pad. The process of crafting that antique telephone awakened me to a depth of understanding that it takes a certain ‘creative eye’ to behold a masterpiece from a mere foam board. If someone had told me that this simple middle-school assignment would be the impetus to start my own clothing line, I would have laughed. However, it was that project with my dad which propelled my creativity.
I began expressing my ideas through various mediums; I taught myself Adobe Photoshop, and began adapting seemingly “normal” objects into works of art. My biggest muse for my artistic awakening was producing captivating graphic art as album covers...
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