We had the good fortune of connecting with NXOEED and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi NXOEED, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
It pursued me. I remember being three years old and knowing I was going to be a working artist, even before understanding what it meant. Throughout every stage of my life, my family, friends and I all seemed to agree that I was a visual artist, and I guess eventually it became true.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a visual artist living and working in the middle of the desert. I make paintings and hide them in secret places so that people can find them and be happy. I also do illustration work. I’ve been at it since the eighties. I guess if I’ve learned anything, it’s that you’re better off doing everything yourself. Institutions will always fail you, regardless of what they are and what they’re designed to do.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There’s a spot about an hour outside of Phoenix where my friends and I like to go and mine for fire agate. It’s a little stretch of land just a few miles west of the nuclear power plant. We find all kinds of interesting minerals out there — fire agate, chalcedony, quartz crystals, geodes. I try to spend as much time there as possible.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?