Looking back throughout my life as an artist I have had several periods that I wonder “why am I doing this to myself?” and sometimes I get to a point that I don’t even want to create. Then I seen the works of Rick Uribe! After hearing his story of a very rough childhood and the bravery of his mother safely bringing him and his brother to the states is nothing short of inspirational. As I look at the pieces he creates I am in complete awe. His work speaks to me on another level besides it looking amazing. His piece inspire me to keep going and not to be afraid to put a lot of me into the artwork. Make it my own and make it for me and other people will see this and treasure my artwork like they do with Rick’s.