"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
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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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