5 Year Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Carli Choi – San Francisco, CA
The influence for my work began with my father when I was a child and the experiences we shared. He had a strong fondness for drawing and it was through that interest that I developed a passion for painting. We would spend much of our time along the ocean, which became one of my favorite places to work. My father got me a camera, which became a substitute for painting. I started to bring my camera with me whenever I would wish to escape from the stress of life. Sometimes, I would sneak out late at night and go for a walk with a just my camera and a flashlight. I realized that the darkness of night was a canvas of its own and that the flashlight was a brush. I started to add color with it just as I would in painting. The darkness of night became a black canvas for me.