"Where my money? I need, I need, I need cash!" Maybe Rick Ross wasn't singing about the everyday grind of paying bills. But there once was a young Rick Ross, who struggled to find a way to balance his creative ambitions and cash flow. In "Everyday Hustlin'," we talk with Miami artists about their day jobs.
Devin Caserta is an Italian-American visual artist working in Miami whose work centers on personal issues and situations from his young adulthood. Using realistic charcoal drawings comprised of stuffed animals in forced psychological-states, Caserta uses the stuffed animals to mask the identity of the people in his life.
New Times: What job do you have to pay the bills?
helps, because I am able to speak to a variety of people and tell them
about my art, which makes the networking I am able to accomplish
wonderful. However on the down side, it is a disconnect from the art
best thing about having a day job is being able to talk and meet the
most random people. The worst thing would have to be dealing with some
open up another local art school to give back to the art community. I
refuse to hear people say that art is dying in the school system.
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