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The novel is finished! Seeds in the Concrete will soon grace bookshelves all over the country. This masterpiece is a lyric-like tale, covered with beautiful original art to represent its rejuvenating story. This Brooklyn based story has elements of romance, redemption, crime, and most importantly there are ideas that can change one’s life.
The 12 song album Seeds in the Concrete was written by L. Joevon to compliment the novel. It features a ton of various new artists and producers like Inkz da Artist, Yemi Marie, Rick Hertz & Evolution Camp and more. Each song on the album is in relation to the chapters of the book and the feel of each art piece. Read more about the album on our site!
The Seeds in the Concrete ensemble will also have a 12 episode series based on the novel. It will air on the SITC app and website. Not only will there be a series, there will be documentaries, motivational videos, and 12 music videos to support the theme and content of SITC. Most of the visual work will be filmed with 360 degree cameras to give the readers and fans the ultimate virtual reality experience.
Dec 02 2016
I have met many visual graphic artists in my life, yet I was in total shock when I met Jicasso. This young emerging creative artist is taking the New York City scene by storm. He is a golden child with a keen eye for bringing the art to life. his unique abilities made me aware of how we can begin expressing our imagination as a source of inspiration for others. Jicasso is an example of what a disciplined visual artist is and he has what It takes to be even better. Many have been astonished by his creative abilities for bringing value to each masterpiece he creates. He is a modern day urban Picasso who has what it takes to becoming a revolutionary leader of this current generation. I had a chance to catch up with him. You definitely will want to see what he has to say!
King Armah: What is your passion for being a visual artist?
Jicasso: My passion is the art of imagery, how visuals emotionally affect each & every one of us non-stop in our daily lives. The messages they portray whether it's educating you, making you see the world differently, or allowing you to escape this world for just a few mins.
King Armah: What gives you the inspiration to be a creative artist?
My inspiration comes mainly from the images I see around me every day. My inspiration also comes from the individuals around me, could be a loved one or an ordinary person that may have gravitated toward me because they were standing out differently or letting their passion take control of them.
King Armah: How long did it take you to master your craft?
Jicasso: I’ve been drawing my entire life but I’ve only been painting for 4 years going on 5 so I believe my craft still isn't truly mastered yet though I continue to grow & better my skills constantly.
King Armah: When did you realize, art is the career choice you would make?
Jicasso: I actually started off wanting to design clothes because I had a love for fashion, but I realized I wasn't having fun doing the fashion design work at all so I had to change it up quick which brought me back to thinking about what I enjoy & loved doing the most which were art since as young as I could remember. I had an epiphany realizing that this is what I was destined for, this was my therapy, my escape, this is what my family always supported me on! I just lost sight of that in high school but I'm glad it came back to me & lead me here today.
King Armah: What creative contributions that you’ve made are you most proud of?
Jicasso: One creative contribution that I can’t ever forget about is a mixed media poster I created for the 2015 Odunde Festival In Philadelphia which is one of the largest African American street festivals in the country. Thanks to an artist friend of mine Mr. Dane Chong for the opportunity.
King Armah: What is your advice to other up and coming creative artists for success in their career?
Jicasso: Only advice I’d give any other artist is keep pushing forward, no stopping or giving up no matter how hard it gets fight for your dreams if this is truly what you want in life.
King Armah: Are you going to get involved with major motion pictures as a visual artist?
Jicasso: Maybe one day if the opportunity ever presents itself. I am actually a part of the Seeds In TheCconcrete book project which will soon be a created into a film.
King Armah: Who are your top influencers on the art scene?
Jicasso:My influencers on the art scene at the moment are BK the artist aka Brian Kirhagis & Kehinde Wiley which both have breathtaking creations!
King Armah: How important is art for the urban community?
Jicasso: Art for the urban community is just as important as books or even schools for the community because it educates & inspires somebody even if it's one kid, that one kid can be the kid to make it his mission to change his entire community just because he saw a painting hanging & it spoke to him. This is why I do what I do to inspire as least one kid if not all to do better.
King Armah: Any last words for the readers and how can people reach out to you for your services or to get in touch with you?
Jicasso: To all readers & art lovers, Love is Love! Anyone can reach out to me through my email firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media, @Jicasso_nyc on Instagram or @Jicassonyc on Facebook.