Artist I MINNA
"Being an artist doesn't always make sense and that's okay."
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in East Lyme, Connecticut.
Describe that place and its people…
East Lyme is a small town on the coast of Southeastern CT. It's a quiet town, there's not too much to do there, but it's incredibly beautiful. I don't think I appreciated quite how beautiful it was when I was growing up. I was bored and felt like everyone was exactly the same.
What were you like as a child? What did you want to do when you grew up?
I was an incredibly shy kid. I still am! But even more so as a child. I hated speaking in class and calling any kind of attention to myself, but I did do very well in school. I was always very focused and a bit too hard on myself. I had friends, but I think I was also pretty lonely. I was happiest with a coloring book or paints. I think I wanted to be an art teacher, as a kid. My fourth grade teacher told me he thought I'd be the first female president - I have no idea where he got that idea.