“I started drawing from a very young age - I was 7 or 8. I remember that there was a little school competition, and the St. Louis Children’s Museum bought the piece for $25. My parents were so excited that they went to the museum and asked for it back - they thought it was so cool that a museum wanted my work. They kept that piece, and they framed it. As a result, of course, my work wasn’t a part of their collection! I think that’s hilarious.
It’s interesting to look at this in the context of my work today. It’s very surreal in a way.”