Growing up being the youngest in my family with three older siblings you tend to live in their shadows and take the paths that have already created in life. wearing the same clothes because I would always get hand-me-downs, going to the same school, playing the same sports. It was easy when everyone already knew who you were calling you ” the little Castleman” because of your older siblings. When it comes to being the youngest everyone things they have it the easiest and some do but if had to summarize my childhood it would be forgotten and unnoticed.
When it came to high school and I learned the life I was living had already been done I was determined to find something that will be mine and only mine. that when I found art, ceramics specifically. I learned that I was actually good at creating things with my hands and was also able to tell my story and and actually be heard by others through something I was creating. I fell in love with everything about clay. very quickly everyone knew me as “the girl that does clay” instead of “little Castleman” I made a name for myself and was actually being heard by others.
One Sentence Manifest
I want to be heard, whether that’s through my artwork or myself.
writing this came easy to me, because I have always known the reason I was doing art and why I love doing it every day. the one sentence was easier for while the full manifesto took some time to understand was I fully wanted to say.