I was told to go out and show my art. I had never really shown my work publicly and I was scared. I just started to do art again and didn’t know where to show it. My mentor said to have an art party in my apartment and invite people.
It’s really important to have a mentor that you are afraid of not following through. I was trapped to do it. So I put all my work around my apartment invited a bunch of friends and acquaintances. I was so anxious even to have people in my apartment. And they had to travel to Queens which most people don’t want to do. I prayed.
And they came. And I sold some work. And we all had fun.
It was the start of being visible with my art. With who I was. It helped me see that showing work is important.