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When did you first discover art, or realize you wanted to make it yourself?

I always drew on everything and then in first grade our school had a visit from the deceased Danish artist Jens Joergen Thorsen. We were all sitting on the floor in a very run down school gym and I remember my (slightly conservative) teacher was furious that we had to watch “that man” I guess because he was kind of out there with signature leopard-printed spandex and wild big hair and beard, and he was very loud and he put on loud music and then started to paint over a huge light-projection of a cow. And everyone thought he was silly because he acted silly but I just felt a wordless belonging, like a sense kind of like “okay there is something for me somewhere, there is something I can do” but it was a complete wordless realization, I just knew.
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