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Luis Gonzalez: Unstoppable Daydreams and Staying on the “Right Path” | Inspired To Create

“I grew up in Boston – not the good part,” says artist Luis Gonzalez, a high school student who found a lifeline in arts education. Watch Gonzalez at work, and find out how his “abstract, pop art” is helping him finish school, and possibly start a new career. Gonzalez also shows his biggest project yet, a bottle made in collaboration with LIFEWTR which is creating a mass audience for his art. To see this and other artists’ work, visit LIFEWTR.com.

Released on 12/19/2017

Credits

Starring: Luis Gonzalez
Director: Rubberband.

Transcript

00:01
(soothing instrumental music)
00:04
I'm Luis Gonzalez.
00:05
I create abstract art and pop culture art.
00:08
(soothing instrumental music)
00:10
Little puzzle pieces. (laughs)
00:13
You gotta put me together, you gotta figure out who I am.
00:17
I'm from Boston.
00:20
I'm a senior in high school.
00:23
I didn't grow up in the good side of town.
00:25
Art took me down a good path.
00:27
It made me really have a passion.
00:29
Art is an everyday thing in life for me.
00:32
I see it in everything.
00:33
I find inspiration as I walk through Boston.
00:36
Daydream about something (laughs)
00:38
then I start visualizing it.
00:39
This gots to go there, this there, you know.
00:42
It pops out to me.
00:43
It helps me express myself to other people.
00:47
You know, showing them what I see,
00:49
you know, my point of view.
00:51
My life got a lot of pieces about daydreaming.
00:53
You know, that's my art right there,
00:54
that's why I do enjoy the time I'm daydreaming and all that,
00:57
that's how I create it.
00:58
(soothing instrumental music)
01:01
I see my art teacher, Harvey,
01:02
how he can create art pieces and he can sell them.
01:04
Gave me hope that I could maybe do that one day.
01:07
That's the big step in my life, that's a big accomplishment.
01:11
That never happened to me,
01:11
never even think that would happen to me.
01:13
(soothing instrumental music)
01:14
(laughs)
01:16
That's dope, they made it perfect.
01:18
I wouldn't see my art on a bottle before.
01:20
Lifewtr gave me hope that I could become an artist,
01:23
a professional artist.
01:25
Good things come when you really put in hard work.
01:28
I'm unstoppable to do anything,
01:29
I'm capable of doing anything.
01:31
(soothing instrumental music)