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Today we’d like to introduce you to Palmtrease.

Palmtrease, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My love for creation budded early as a young goddess, as initiated an entrepreneurial business selling pencil art in elementary school, created and managed personal web pages made from hard CSS and HTML coding and Photoshop edited graphic artwork. As I got older, I became really attracted to the idea of using my own image in my artwork. The idea of modeling wasn’t really something I considered until my late teens. I’ve had cancer twice in the past seven years, but my first experience with it was the most important. During the time I was getting therapy, my life became extremely monastic in a beautiful way. It was then I started educating myself on the things that interest me most today: dreaming, symbolism, religion, philosophy, quantum physics and metaphorical allegory, which ultimately lead me to a fascination of occult esoteric knowledge. I also love the earth and am an active member of the Sierra Club, which deals with lobbying our state legislators to pass laws that protect humanity and the environment from corporations. These amassed beautiful ideas are things I like to incorporate into my art today. By creating an online presence I hope to be involved with super fresh n phat collaborations in the future, while still creating my own art emitting my own yin-yang enigmatic flava. I especially want to encourage young women to make spreading knowledge and metaphysical curiosity more of a cool thing.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I have many modalities when it comes to creating. In modeling, I’m involved in the creative direction (which I would like to pursue as a career), which is something I love about modeling is the teamwork that goes into the final piece. Graphic artwork, which always involves subtle occult influence and lots of color. In writing, I’ve created blog posts that are more like mythological allegories, which is really a concept I like to tie in with all of my art, is that when you look at it, I hope the viewer can look past my skin and really feel a story. Reason being is because I LOVE embracing my sexuality, my physical beauty and the skin I’m in; I feel more comfortable naked than fully clothed and it shows through in my portraits. However, my message is to encourage knowledge, authenticity, and creation as a far more important aspect of beauty than the purely physical.

How can artists connect with other artists?
Being an artist doesn’t have to be a lonely process anymore! I always find collaborators through Instagram -have joined art pages in my city on Facebook and found jobs, created a Tumblr which can be super interactive because people can anonymously ask you questions, there’s a lot of interaction there as well. The online world is definitely a social godsend, but, in waking life I’ve found that the best course of action is staying fresh in collegiate art courses either online or physically, even if it’s just one class a semester, you’ll be around like-minded individuals. Also, just be mindful to get to know the people around you, if you’re in a yoga class or something, be brave and try to make some friends! There are a ton of cool artists I’ve met just through friendly conversation, who I now follow on Instagram. Life is cool!

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can follow my work on social media @palmtrease or visit my website www.PALMTREASE.com.

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