We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Susan McLaughlin | Painter

I would like to be in the mainstream of the contemporary art world and be remembered as an historically significant artist. Until then I hope I can bring some beauty into a world that sorely needs it during these perilous times. Read more>>

Petra Xausa | Also Known as Petruz

This is a question that comes at the right time! Recently I have been thinking a lot about my future career and I have been able to realize that I would like art to be part of it and become an animator. Since I was a kid i was fascinated by animation movies and I always thought that it would be an amazing job, doing what you like and speak to children and adults through stories and characters. Honestly I am not sure I will be able to achieve this, due to some difficulties I’m encountering at the moment, but I will try my best for sure. I hope, one day, I will be able to make others feel the same way I felt by watching characters think and act in my favorite movies. Read more>>

Kirill Ignateff | Photographer | Interviewer | Videographer

I’d say in general I see life as a beautiful dance where the purpose of it is the dance itself and not some final destination. And even if sometimes I feel like I need to take a break and sit down to rest, it is still a dance. Taking a break is my dance at that particular moment. And so the same with goals, I don’t have a final end goal that I’m trying to achieve. I look at them as milestones after which new ones emerge. I focus more on the process and not the goals themselves, which comes down to being present with every moment as much as possible. But that doesn’t mean to not have directionality and intention in whatever I’m doing. Before I introduce a few milestones that I’m moving towards, I’d like to introduce to you a new concept that I’ve been working on. I call it Video Portrait. You know how the majority of people in the world can’t communicate their message online in such a manner that others believe it and get it right away? I’ve come up with a system that brings out the most authentic. Read more>>