We had the good fortune of connecting with Destiny Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Destiny, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe that risk taking introduces you to a world of possibilities. As an artist, I go through sporadic periods of dissatisfaction with my art. In order to restore that satisfaction, I implement new mediums and objectives into my art practice. Consequently, my form of risk taking involves actually challenging myself to make artwork outside of my comfort zone. For instance, I decided to start painting my figures blue regardless of anyone’s reaction. Since then my work has continued to evolve.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a 19-year-old interdisciplinary artist who enjoys applying different forms of art such as painting, sculpting, animating, photography, embroidery, and more to represent my life experiences as a black woman. Each piece of work is a testimonial to black culture and women. As an artist, I paint black female figures blue as an exploration of creating a narrative through visual representations that are beyond my comfort zone. As a young child, I have always found great interest in the arts. Creativity, in various forms, always came easily to me. Although singing was always my favorite, my skill and talent as a visual artist exceeded my own expectation, and gave birth to my passion for visual arts. Initially, I wasn’t fond of fully pursuing visual arts. Yet, I continued to nurture my art career by attending schools that would broaden my knowledge and cater to my artistic capabilities and goals. In the end, I realized that visual art was my calling! As a result, I have produced work that gives me a crystalline perspective of who I am. My goal is to normalize the beauty and elegance of black women. Being able to create work in a playful manner to challenge the viewer always makes the process fun when talking about a topic that is serious, and very important. My motivation stems from the fact that I see myself in my art, and hopefully other black women will also.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There’s a lot of excitement in Miami; however, Wynwood Walls and the Pérez Art Museum Miami are the best places to visit for inspiring and exciting art. As far as food and entertainment I enjoy going to places like South Beach or Aventura for a good time. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
If I could give props to any individual in the world, it would be to my mother. My mom is my greatest fan! She is supportive, loving, and upstanding. Throughout my life I’ve always been comfortable about expressing creativity to her. Every time I wanted to pursue an idea, she was always there to support me. Whenever I felt like giving up, she pushed me to higher heights. Not only does she support me, she also gives me instrumental advice about life. My mom would always tell me to, “Watch out for the dream snatchers” and that, “Life goes in seasons so make the best of the season you’re in”!

Website: to be announced

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_officially.destiny/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMNH09UxrgnySM9oqcn1TQ

Other: Here’s a link to my first animated short film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4noR3nVGNeU&t=6s

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