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

Hi David, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
You can’t win if you don’t play. Risk is scary, a calculated risk is also scary but a lot better than just gambling. If you bet on yourself you’re going to win no matter what because even when you fail, the lesson can be applied to breaking that barrier next time.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I was such a fan of Hip Hop album covers in the 80s/90s. I started my career as a designer and my nostalgia for that period influences my current art. After 20 years of mainly creating digital work I’m now creating physical work. I recently created a 1,200lb marble and crystal boombox sculpture called the Rhyme Capsule. It incapsulates 180 cassettes from the 80’s/90’s and is a tribute/celebration of Hip-Hop.

The journey to make this piece from an idea to reality was exciting, gut wrenching, educational, and risky but made me feel alive to create in a new way. When the pandemic hit I had to cancel plans for showcases so I made a small run of limited edition prints which was a great pivot because it allowed me to showcase the work in more places in a new way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’n Atlanta we’d hit Yebo Haus or Biltong Bar, Ponce Market, Beltline spots Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Prince the one and only. I worked with him for a couple years early in my career, he gave me the encouragement to be fearless creatively.

Website: www.RhymeCapsule.com

Instagram: @davidmadeit

Image Credits
Sasha Barnes

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