We had the good fortune of connecting with Devin Hamilton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Devin, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
At this point in my life, I believe art pursued me and now we have this kind of mutual fondness for each other. I fell in love with everything that embodies art from visual, performance, and literary art. It became a passion of mines, and with passion comes this strong force inside you and around you making you want to wake up and do something for the rest of your life. That force was God, and He opened my eyes to not just the art we humans make but the habitat he created for us. I think when you decide to become an artist you start to see all the art around you in life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an artist that works and creates in many mediums and for the most part, they all reflect and correspond to each other. I aim to tell some type of story with my work most of the time but sometimes I create just off of feeling and for aesthetic pleasure.
As an artist, I don’t think you get to where you are easy especially not in my case a perfectionist imperfectly made not by God but by my own faults.
I overcome any challenges by not giving up on them and putting my faith in God. And I know all that might sound like a cliché but some clichés are forever worthy advice for success in life.
Two things I have learned one is to perfect a skill before learning a new one, and second love your work before anyone else does because chasing validation from others is only going to leave you drained and unhappy.
I want the world to know that I am okay with not being understood some will feel my work and some won’t but the end goal is always to inspire.
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.
Honestly, just about anywhere downtown is fun and interesting.
5 points is a nice area to find food and for shopping.
Krog Street tunnel is cool to see Atlanta graffiti/street art.
I love the High Museum.
Ponce City Market is also a cool place to visit. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God, without Him my talents wouldn’t exist.
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