I think a lot. Probably too much. One of the ways I’m coming to terms with this and trying to work through it is with art. Creating art lets me stop for awhile and breathe. The path I’ve taken in creation has lead me to start constructing much of my work using mixed media, pulling from acrylic paints to watercolors, to pens and markers, to charcoal and graphite, to aerosol, to collage. Trying not to think about what I’m creating, but just trying to create: to let the pen or brush do the work and just realize that I’m there along for the ride. The result is a snapshot of my thoughts, letting them crowd the paper or canvas for awhile, and giving me a chance to just breathe.
“When you walk, when you enjoy the morning sunshine, the trees, the friends, you don’t need thinking to do all that. We have to learn to be in a non-thinking mode in order to get in touch with the wonders of life. I think we all think too much.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh
After studying art and graphic design in college (and a short stint working a “normal” office job for 6 months) I decided to pave my own path as a freelance designer, illustrator, and tattooer at Sugar Skull Tattoo Studio in Billerica, MA.
My graphic design portfolio can be viewed at adamlorusso.com