What do you see as the role of the artist in society?
I think the role of artists these days is very broad; artists do so many things! Artists are communicators; from conveying the message of a brand in an advertisement to pushing for social change in political, environmental, or social paintings. Many of us are also storytellers. I think the world of art is exciting because it is so broad. To be an artist is really just to have an insatiable desire to create, and beyond that it is vast with so many outlets to explore! From creating visual development art for the purpose of making a movie, TV show, or video game come to life, to creating a comic book or sequential paintings with the purpose of conveying a personal story, there are so many paths to take.