Here is an e-interview of a fellow artist who is consciously creating his own culture along with his collective RWSD.
” I am Chris Lopes, a member of the beautiful RSWD collective and a lover of life. I’m identified mostly as a poet, but I have passion in many different forms of creating such as script writing, song writing, film and music video directing, fashion, and cooking.”
♦Are you in art school?♦
Chris L: I was enrolled as a student at AAU, but due to life situations I am currently on a different path.For what its worth, I think the idea of a school dedicated to the study and progression of the arts is an amazing concept.
♦Tell us about RWSD♦
Chris L: Writing is just something that I do when it feels right. I don’t really have a guideline or process of the way it all happens. I just think and do it simultaneously. Everything that is meant to be will be, that’s the way I look at life. I worry about critism and acceptance from peers, but when I really think about it, if I were to suppress who I am and how I feel as a person then I will never reach my full potential in life. My advice to anyone, do whatever you want and don’t worry about judgement because it’s all irrelevant to your life goals, unless you allow it to change your life goals and dreams.
Chris L: Art is my religion. It is everything. The way I walk, talk, think, etc… it’s all art to me. I don’t put faith in any church. I serve God through art, by remaining honest with myself and with him in hopes of making the world a better place.