An inspiration bomb exploded in my head last night at the first meeting for NYFA's (New York Foundation for the Arts) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. I'm honored to have been asked to serve as a mentor this year. For the next few months, I'll be mentoring a very talented Australian theatre artist, Tina Mitchell, who wants to put up her company's work in NYC. For the first meeting, the mentors and mentees all got a chance to meet each other à la speed-dating format. It was really cool to see so much intensely creative and original work from the mentees. After the jump, I've included samples from visual artists that really stood out to me including street art using plants, portraits using blueprints and shadow photography, and conceptual art inspired by belonging to three cultures. There were so many wonderful, talented mentees I met- I'm sorry that I didn't include everyone!
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