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placed in various literary venues. And by the way, I have created a series of interactive art pieces (complete with LEDs) in which I encourage the audience to touch the art.

Since we relvovle around the issue of identity this time, we have one more question: in yur opinion, can art change the future for racial and ethnic identity?

How can art help us make sense of these complex histories?

I think artists already transcend borders, since we think outside the box. I do believe artists have a great chance to help people feel a sense of humanity and a positive view towards diversity. Art brings a vast array cultures and serves it to the senses in a colorful and polite way that can be very palatable. Contrast the artist with the politician. A politician will enact laws to change culture, but even when it’s meant for a positive result, people tend to just get really angry. To answer the second part about “complex histories”… the museum is one of my favorite places to visit. My wife and I are members of the Carnegie Museums here in Pittsburgh. Art is a great way of documenting history and culture. This is another reason why these pieces have an astronomical value attached. The ancients didn’t have cameras, but they had metal, pottery, writing, and tapestry. We can learn so much, and we understand that the people of yesterday aren’t so different from the modern man, maybe just slightly shorter.

Thanks a lot for your time and for sharing your thoughts, Nick. Finally, would you like to tell us readers something about your future projects? How do you see your work evolving?

I want to thank everyone for reading this interview. Thanks again Not Random Art for allowing this discussion. I will always continue to build on my skills, with the constant attention towards betterment. I will continue to experiment with other forms of media, and give great attention to detail. Thank you everyone who supports my work, and thank you Noell and Megatron for the fine home. I hope to have a website up soon where people can view and purchase the artwork of Nick and Noell Romeo. (if I may speak in third person here)

he standard Photoshop filters, or the standards instrument sounds in my electronic music. I bend, shift, and mold the images or sounds to make a unique experience. And above all, I use tons of color! I love color, and can’t seem to get enough of it!

Before leaving this conversation we would like to pose a question about the nature of the relationship of your art with your audience. Do you consider the issue of audience reception as being a crucial component of your decision-making process, in terms of what type of language is used in a particular context?

I very much appreciate the audience’s comments and expressions. Even though I cover a vast array of subject matter in my artwork and writings, I like to see what people gravitate towards. I do a little bit of market research on my Instagram page to see what pieces get positive responses. And as for my art shows, I know to make more prints or create similar artworks of the pieces that sell quickly. Sometimes it has me laughing since some people will say, “No one will like this,” but so many times that piece sells first. I attend two writing workshops, and they have helped me progress considerably. Sometimes, they encircle me and beat me with baseball bats, but it’s always for my improvement. And much of my writing has been placed in various literary venues. And by the way, I have created a series of interactive art pieces (complete with LEDs) in which I encourage the audience to touch the art.