AKA Aja Leatherwood

AGE: 15 

Attends Cleveland High School for Digital Arts

BIRTHPLACE: Cleveland , Ohio


Q: When did you know you were creative?

A: I’ve always had a passion a passion for art. When I was younger, I was naturally drawn to eccentric patterns, shapes and sounds. 

Q: What does being an artist mean to you?

A: Being a artist to me means that one possesses the ability to create and share their work in order to voice their thoughts and inspire the world.

Q: What inspires your artwork?

 A: My artwork is inspired by supernatural themes and illusions.

Q:How would you describe your style of art? Now describe it in 3 food flavors.: 

A: My art style is Avante garde, psychedelic, and poly-chromatic. 3 food flavors that describe my art would be dragon fruit, chocolate, and something savory.

Q: Do you feel like it is harder or easier to express one’s creative self in 2019?

A: I feel that it is easier to express one’s creativity in 2019, because we are gradually developing into a more diverse society.

Q: Which place in the universe do you feel reflects your artwork the most? 

A: I feel that PSR j1719-1438 b, the diamond planet, would describe my art style because once you dive deep into the image, you get way more than expected from first glance.

Q: What is your favorite art medium to use and why?

A: My favorite medium to use is graphic art software such as Photoshop and Sai Paint tool because it gives me a free range to be creative and combine traditional art mediums that usually work well together on a traditional canvas.

Q: Are there any repetitive themes and patterns in your work? If so, what are they and what do they mean?

A: Throughout my work I often manipulate limbs, I usually do this to draw the viewers attention to the photo.

Q: Do you have any favorite artists? Who are they and why?

A: My favorite artist is Malena Bozzini, because she focuses on the human face and body and manipulates them in very drastically. 

Q: Do you have a favorite project you have completed? 

A: My favorite project would be the edit where my head is in a jar in a fridge.

Q: How do you want people to interpret your work?

A: I want people to view my work as abnormal. I want them to be able to create their own unique story based off my images.

Q: What 3 songs best describes your art?

A: 3 songs that best describe my art would include “Acid Rain” by Lorn, “Human” by Sevdaliza, and “Scary” by Bjork.

Q: What are some of your future goals and aspirations?

A: My future goal is to be heard; I want my art to inspire the next generation. I wish to expand my use of mediums and styles and work for companies like Vogue while also promoting less popular companies.

Q: Would you say that art has had an impact on you? How?

A: Art has a huge impact on me. It affects how I see the natural world and how I come up with solutions.

Tell us a something that you do not portray in your artwork that still means a lot to you.

A: Love means a lot to me, although, I don’t portray it in my art.






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