SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Hi, my name is Ares (eh-reez) I am, however, a libra. I was born and raised in Vallejo CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am currently a senior at studying Communications Design. I would describe myself as an artist in every sense. From my passions to the way I dress to the way I articulate my ideas. I have so many dreams of what my future can be like. Could I be walking in Milan Fashion Week someday? What about being a backup dancer for Ariana Grande? Wait, I thought you wanted to work for Pixar? Well, I once held the notion that there was only time for one of my dreams. But I have since come to believe that there is a time and space for each of them. Not all at once, but still … yes to all of them. So, when you see me walking for Burberry, or on tour with Ari, or just on the sidewalk in a cool outfit, please say hi!
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Sunlight. Fluidity. The complexity of human consciousness. Life. A melody that hits the spot. The color periwinkle. My family. Myself. The concept of time. Seeing other Black & queer artists thrive. The sky (a giant painting that changes every day, you know it’s cool).
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS OR CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
My parents’ forever home. I was fortunate enough to be raised with love and told that I can do it all, but I hate that the world that raised my parents told them otherwise. When I make it out, they will too. I also want to make a cartoon that focuses on transgender and gender nonconforming peoples, but that’s like another discussion for another time. Be on the lookout though!
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Reading: Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington and Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi. Listening: “Allegedly?!”, a podcast looking at American culture and society. I am also listening to PARTY SAD FACE/CRAZY WORLD by Amaarae at least twice a day. Watching: Single’s Inferno on Netflix