We had the good fortune of connecting with Nathan Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nathan, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Because art makes me feel good and I assume it does the same for others. Being involved in the arts means I get to be around it as well as help spread it.
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’m a musician, a visual artist, a writer, a promoter, and supporter of art. I went to school for architecture initially which taught me a holistic perspective to art. What this means is that I tend to find boundaries (labels, genres, limitations, expectations) to be arbitrary. It also means that I approach all of my endeavors equally. I approach drawing a picture as I would crafting a song. And I think the same sort of communication can happen with both of them, they are only different orbits around the same core ideal. Deviation from popular forms is probably the biggest challenge/choice. This means that my work is not always well received but it does mean that I’m creating for me and when you’re a fan of your work, then you’re satisfying something, closing a loop.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’d alternate between eating great Korean and Vietnamese food on Buford Highway and cooking with food bought at the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market. I would have people over to my house to play music. We’d take a day trip to North Georgia to walk around in the woods a little. And we’d visit all of the Book Nooks and record stores.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents never pushed my in any particular direction. Instead, they supported my endeavors. Growing up in the rural south, where toxic masculinity is a thing, it means a lot to not be pushed into roles. They continue to be great examples.
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